[ brisk ]
/ brɪsk /
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adjective, brisk·er, brisk·est.
verb (used with or without object), brisked, brisk·ing.
to make or become brisk; liven (often followed by up).
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Origin of brisk
First recorded in 1580–90; of uncertain origin
OTHER WORDS FROM briskbrisk·ly, adverbbrisk·ness, noun
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How to use brisk in a sentence
There were brisk sales and crowds of people all day, with the probability of greater crowds and brisker sales in the evening.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
This done, we swung into the road that had been taken by the Federals and went forward at a somewhat brisker pace.A Little Union Scout|Joel Chandler Harris
Then he remembered—without reassurement, rather with displeasure—that Val's pulses beat time to a brisker measure.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
So Mabel, with a definite object in view, started at a brisker pace toward Barclay's.The Castaways of Pete's Patch|Carroll Watson Rankin
In short, for many reasons Miss Townshend's book provides a far brisker entertainment than its cumbrous title would indicate.
British Dictionary definitions for brisk
/ (brɪsk) /
lively and quick; vigorousa brisk walk; trade was brisk
invigorating or sharpbrisk weather
(often foll by up) to enliven; make or become brisk
Derived forms of briskbriskly, adverbbriskness, noun
Word Origin for brisk
C16: probably variant of brusque
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