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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brisk mean? 

BRISK (adjective)
  The adjective BRISK has 3 senses:

1. quick and energetic
2. imparting vitality and energy
3. very active

  Familiarity information: BRISK used as an adjective is uncommon.

BRISK (verb)
  The verb BRISK has 1 sense:

1. become brisk

  Familiarity information: BRISK used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BRISK (adjective)

Sense 1brisk [BACK TO TOP]


Quick and energetic


zippy; spanking; brisk; rattling; merry; lively; snappy

Context examples:

a brisk walk in the park / a lively gait / a merry chase / traveling at a rattling rate / a snappy pace / a spanking breeze


energetic (possessing or exerting or displaying energy)

Sense 2brisk [BACK TO TOP]


Imparting vitality and energy


energizing; energising; refreshing; bracing; refreshful; brisk; fresh; tonic

Context example:

the bracing mountain air


invigorating (imparting strength and vitality)

Sense 3brisk [BACK TO TOP]


Very active

Context example:

doing a brisk business


active (full of activity or engaged in continuous activity)

BRISK (verb)

Sense 1brisk [BACK TO TOP]


Become brisk

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


brisk; brisk up; brisken

Context example:

business brisked up

Hypernyms (to "brisk" is one way to...):

accelerate; quicken; speed; speed up (move faster)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

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