adjective, brisk·er, brisk·est.
verb (used with or without object), brisked, brisk·ing.
Origin of brisk
Examples from the Web for brisked
Susan brisked up a little for the occasion, and looked very pretty as bridesmaid.The Courtship of Susan Bell|Anthony Trollope
I gave it him, and was not disappointed in the result, for he brisked up wonderfully.Maiwa's Revenge|H. Rider Haggard
He woke up when the march was over and brisked up his moustache.Villa Rubein and Other Stories|John Galsworthy
Mr. Churchill brisked up, tossed off his port, and was ready for the smoking-room at once.A Humble Enterprise|Ada Cambridge
As I was devouring the child with last kisses, it brisked up and jabbered out its vocabulary!A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for brisked
Word Origin for brisk
Word Origin and History for brisked
1550s, as Scottish bruisk, probably an alteration of French brusque (see brusque). Related: Briskly; briskness.