- quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk.
- sharp and stimulating: brisk weather; brisk wind.
- (of liquors) effervescing vigorously: brisk cider.
- abrupt; curt: I was surprised by her rather brisk tone.
- to make or become brisk; liven (often followed by up).
Origin of brisk
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Examples from the Web for brisk
The Spire, like most fountains, has the basics -- Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Brisk Iced Tea and SoBe Lifewater.Font of Invention
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The voting was brisk although not as much compared to recent elections, locals said.Putin’s People Stage Their Bogus Vote
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Opt for a brisk 20-minute walk around the park to get your blood pumping.Short on Zzz’s? 15 Research-Backed Sleep Hacks
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In the fetal position, she begins shivering from the brisk wind.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
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There was brisk vehicular traffic all along the road, and most of it German.The Man Who Knew Russia Best: George Kennan’s Revealing Diaries
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Put it on the spit, rub it with butter, and roast it before a brisk fire.
Bake it in a brisk oven an hour or more according to its thickness.
It was too late; in the brisk idiom of his mother-tongue, he was "caught with the goods on."The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
They were walking at a brisk pace, and Tom appeared to be talking earnestly.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
She meant to go all the rounds with brisk little Miss Winship.Gloria and Treeless Street
Annie Hamilton Donnell
- lively and quick; vigorousa brisk walk; trade was brisk
- invigorating or sharpbrisk weather
- (often foll by up) to enliven; make or become brisk
Word Origin and History for brisk
1550s, as Scottish bruisk, probably an alteration of French brusque (see brusque). Related: Briskly; briskness.