verb (adverb) informal
to make or cause to make haste
to make or become more cheerful, confident, etc
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Idioms and Phrases with buck up
Cheer up, become encouraged, as in Buck up! We'll soon have it done, or Even the promise of a vacation did not buck her up. This term was first recorded in 1844.
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