brisk

  • 1 brisk — [ brısk ] adjective 1. ) moving or acting quickly: We went for a brisk walk. The committee got off to a brisk start at its first meeting. a ) speaking quickly and only saying what is necessary. This word is sometimes used for saying that someone… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 2 brisk — [brɪsk] adjective FINANCE business or trading that is brisk is very busy, with a lot of products, shares etc bought and sold: • Restaurants do brisk business at Thanksgiving. • Following several days of brisk trading, the junk bond market was… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 brisk´ly — brisk «brihsk», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. quick and active; lively: »A brisk walk brings him home from work in ten minutes. SYNONYM(S): nimble, spry. 2. keen; sharp: »brisk weather …

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  • 4 Brisk — may refer to: * Brest, Belarus (Brest Litovsk) Brisk (בריסק) is the city s name in Yiddish * The Brisk yeshivas and methods, a school of Jewish thought originated by the Soloveitchik family of Brest. * Brisk, an iced tea soft drink produced by a… …

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  • 5 brisk — [brısk] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from French brusque; BRUSQUE] 1.) quick and full of energy ▪ a brisk walk ▪ They set off at a brisk pace . 2.) quick, practical and showing that you want to get things done quickly ▪ Her tone of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 brisk — [brisk] adj. [< ? Fr brusque,BRUSQUE] 1. quick in manner or movement; energetic [a brisk pace] 2. cool, dry, and bracing [brisk air] 3. pungent, keen, sharp, etc. [a brisk taste, a brisk tone of voice] 4. active; busy …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 brisk — brisk·en; brisk·ly; brisk·ness; brisk; …

    English syllables

  • 8 Brisk — (br[i^]sk), a. [Cf. W. brysg, fr. brys haste, Gael. briosg quick, lively, Ir. broisg a start, leap, jerk.] 1. Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick. [1913 Webster] Cheerily, boys; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Brisk — Brisk, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Bricked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bricking}.] To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate; to take, or cause to take, an erect or bold attitude; usually with up. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 brisk — [adj1] fast moving; active adroit, agile, alert, animated, bustling, busy, energetic, lively, nimble, quick, speedy, sprightly, spry, vigorous, vivacious, zippy; concepts 542,584 Ant. inactive, slow, sluggish, unenergetic brisk [adj2] chilly,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 brisk|en — «BRIHS kuhn». transitive verb, intransitive verb. to make or become brisk …

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  • 12 brisk — index brief, expeditious, incisive, sedulous, trenchant, volatile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 brisk — 1550s, as Scottish bruisk, probably an alteration of Fr. BRUSQUE (Cf. brusque) (q.v.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 brisk — nimble, *agile, spry Analogous words: *fast, quick, rapid, fleet, swift, speedy: ready, prompt, *quick: dynamic, live, *active Antonyms: sluggish Contrasted words: *lethargic, torpid, comatose: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 brisk — ► ADJECTIVE 1) active and energetic. 2) slightly brusque. DERIVATIVES briskly adverb briskness noun. ORIGIN probably from French brusque lively, fierce …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 brisk — [[t]brɪ̱sk[/t]] brisker, briskest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A brisk activity or action is done quickly and in an energetic way. Taking a brisk walk can often induce a feeling of well being... The horse broke into a brisk trot. Syn: energetic… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 brisk — 01. The boys went for a [brisk] run around the arena in order to warm up before their hockey game. 02. The horse broke into a [brisk] trot as it made its way around the track. 03. There was a [brisk] trade in company stocks following the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 brisk — [[t]brɪsk[/t]] adj. brisk•er, brisk•est 1) quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk[/ex] 2) sharp and stimulating; invigorating: brisk weather[/ex] 3) cvb abrupt; curt: a brisk tone of voice[/ex] 4) to make or become brisk; liven… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 brisk — briskly, adv. briskness, n. /brisk/, adj., brisker, briskest, v. adj. 1. quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk. 2. sharp and stimulating: brisk weather; brisk wind. 3. (of liquors) effervescing vigorously: brisk cider. 4. abrupt;… …

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  • 20 brisk — UK [brɪsk] / US adjective Word forms brisk : adjective brisk comparative brisker superlative briskest 1) moving or acting quickly We went for a brisk walk. The committee got off to a brisk start at its first meeting. a) speaking quickly and only… …

    English dictionary


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