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  • interj. Cheer up; take courage; take heart.
  • interj. Hurry up; make haste.
  • v. To become encouraged, reinvigorated, or cheerful; to summon one's courage or spirits.
  • v. To encourage or refresh; to hearten.
  • v. To dress oneself up smartly; compare (obsolete) buck ("a fop, dandy")
  • v. To pass on to higher authority for resolution. See also pass the buck.

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

  • v. gain courage


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