Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To be or become brisk, active, or lively.
  • To make brisk or lively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb to become brisk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To become, or make, brisk or brisker

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb become brisk

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Examples

  • There was an old hair trunk in one corner, and a guitar-box in another, and all sorts of little knickknacks and jimcracks around, like girls brisken up a room with.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Ignoring Gusterson's shiver, Fay straightened up and seemed to brisken himself.

    The Creature from Cleveland Depths

  • I know that, when I was there, the view from the first rise back of the grounds, looking down upon that long flat where men by thousands were toiling, and building after building was rising, made a picture sufficiently inspiring to warm the enthusiasm and brisken the imagination of any man, be he alien or native.

    Roughing it De Luxe

  • "Land, no! You don't suppose we'd go to work and bother to brisken things up fer that old gentleman, do you?"

    The Gentleman from Indiana

  • But now at last has Christmas come, And little Jack, who beats the drum, Cries round the hamlet, with his beaming face: "Come brisken up, you maidens fair, A merry busking [4] shall take place On Friday, first night of the year!"

    Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist

  • There was an old hair trunk in one corner, and a guitar-box in another, and all sorts of little knickknacks and jimcracks around, like girls brisken up a room with.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • There was an old hair trunk in one corner, and a guitar-box in another, and all sorts of little knickknacks and jimcracks around, like girls brisken up a room with.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • There was an old hair trunk in one corner, and a guitar-box in another, and all sorts of little knickknacks and jimcracks around, like girls brisken up a room with.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapters 26 to 30

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