Definition of brisk in English:

brisk

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Pronunciation: /brɪsk
 
/

adjective

verb

[with object] (brisk something up) Back to top  
  • Quicken something: Mary brisked up her pace

Derivatives

brisken

verb
More example sentences
  • In the restaurant after midnight trade briskened.
  • Sauna - briskens the blood circulation and increases the heart beats.
  • With these words he briskened his pace.

briskly

adverb
More example sentences
  • He shook his head briskly and walked quickly out of the forest.
  • He began walking briskly up the center aisle toward the double doors that led out.
  • Hurricane Lili was still two days away, but the wind was already blowing very briskly.

briskness

noun
More example sentences
  • The trio exited the station into the crisp briskness of the winter afternoon and hurried for the carriage.
  • There's a chill in the night air, and a certain briskness to the mornings.
  • It was pretty hot out, a change from the briskness of the past few days.

Origin

late 16th century: probably from French brusque (see brusque).

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