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brisk

 (brĭsk)
adj. brisk·er, brisk·est
1. Marked by speed, liveliness, and vigor; energetic: had a brisk walk in the park.
2. Keen or sharp in speech or manner: a brisk greeting.
3. Stimulating and invigorating: a brisk wind.
4. Pleasantly zestful: a brisk tea.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

brisk′ly adv.
brisk′ness n.

brisk

(brɪsk)
adj
1. lively and quick; vigorous: a brisk walk; trade was brisk.
2. invigorating or sharp: brisk weather.
vb
(often foll by up) to enliven; make or become brisk
[C16: probably variant of brusque]
ˈbriskly adv
ˈbriskness n

brisk

(brɪsk)

adj. brisk•er, brisk•est.
1. quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk.
2. sharp and stimulating; invigorating: brisk weather.
3. abrupt; curt: a brisk tone of voice.
v.t., v.i.
4. to make or become brisk; liven (often fol. by up).
[1580–90; of uncertain orig.]
brisk′ly, adv.
brisk′ness, n.

brisk


Past participle: brisked
Gerund: brisking

Imperative
brisk
brisk
Present
I brisk
you brisk
he/she/it brisks
we brisk
you brisk
they brisk
Preterite
I brisked
you brisked
he/she/it brisked
we brisked
you brisked
they brisked
Present Continuous
I am brisking
you are brisking
he/she/it is brisking
we are brisking
you are brisking
they are brisking
Present Perfect
I have brisked
you have brisked
he/she/it has brisked
we have brisked
you have brisked
they have brisked
Past Continuous
I was brisking
you were brisking
he/she/it was brisking
we were brisking
you were brisking
they were brisking
Past Perfect
I had brisked
you had brisked
he/she/it had brisked
we had brisked
you had brisked
they had brisked
Future
I will brisk
you will brisk
he/she/it will brisk
we will brisk
you will brisk
they will brisk
Future Perfect
I will have brisked
you will have brisked
he/she/it will have brisked
we will have brisked
you will have brisked
they will have brisked
Future Continuous
I will be brisking
you will be brisking
he/she/it will be brisking
we will be brisking
you will be brisking
they will be brisking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been brisking
you have been brisking
he/she/it has been brisking
we have been brisking
you have been brisking
they have been brisking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been brisking
you will have been brisking
he/she/it will have been brisking
we will have been brisking
you will have been brisking
they will have been brisking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been brisking
you had been brisking
he/she/it had been brisking
we had been brisking
you had been brisking
they had been brisking
Conditional
I would brisk
you would brisk
he/she/it would brisk
we would brisk
you would brisk
they would brisk
Past Conditional
I would have brisked
you would have brisked
he/she/it would have brisked
we would have brisked
you would have brisked
they would have brisked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.brisk - become brisk; "business brisked up"
accelerate, quicken, speed up, speed - move faster; "The car accelerated"
Adj.1.brisk - quick and energeticbrisk - quick and energetic; "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; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
2.brisk - imparting vitality and energybrisk - imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"
invigorating - imparting strength and vitality; "the invigorating mountain air"
3.brisk - very active; "doing a brisk business"
active - full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account"

brisk

adjective
2. short, sharp, brief, blunt, rude, tart, abrupt, no-nonsense, terse, curt, gruff, pithy, brusque, offhand, monosyllabic, ungracious, uncivil, snappish She attempted to reason with him in a rather brisk fashion.
3. busy, good, rewarding, lucrative, paying, money-making, hectic, fruitful, gainful, remunerative Business had been brisk since July.
4. invigorating, fresh, biting, sharp, keen, stimulating, crisp, bracing, refreshing, exhilarating, nippy The breeze was cool, brisk and invigorating.
invigorating tiring, wearisome, enervating

brisk

adjective
1. Moving or performing quickly, lightly, and easily:
2. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy:
Informal: peppy.
Translations
رَشيق، سَريعُ الحَرَكَه
ostrýříznýživý
livligrask
reipasrivakka
röskur, rösklegur
gyvaispėriaispėrus
dzīvsmundrsrosīgs
rezký
živahen

brisk

[brɪsk] ADJ (brisker (compar) (briskest (superl))) [walk] → enérgico; [person, voice, movement] → enérgico, dinámico; [manner] → brusco; [wind, day] → fresco; [trade] → activo
at a brisk pacecon paso brioso or enérgico
business is brisk (in shop etc) → el negocio lleva un buen ritmo
trading was brisk today (St Ex) → hoy hubo mucho movimiento en la bolsa, hoy el mercado estuvo muy dinámico

brisk

[ˈbrɪsk] adj
[pace] → vif(vive)
to go for a brisk walk → se promener d'un bon pas
(= abrupt) [manner] → brusque; [voice] → sec(sèche)
[trade] → prospère
business is brisk → les affaires marchent (bien)
to do a brisk trade in sth → bien vendre qch
[weather] → frais(fraîche)

brisk

adj (+er)
person, way of speakingforsch; sales assistant, serviceflott, flink; walk, paceflott; to go for a brisk walkeinen ordentlichen Spaziergang machen
(fig) trade, betting, biddinglebhaft, rege; business etc was briskdas Geschäft etc ging lebhaft or war rege; voting got off to a brisk startdie Wahl begann mit einer lebhaften Beteiligung
wind, weatherfrisch

brisk

[brɪsk] adj (person, tone) → spiccio/a, sbrigativo/a; (000, abrupt) → brusco/a; (walk) → svelto/a; (wind) → fresco/a; (trade) → vivace, attivo/a
business is brisk → gli affari vanno bene
at a brisk pace → di buon passo
to go for a brisk walk → fare una camminata di buon passo

brisk

(brisk) adjective
active or fast moving. a brisk walk; Business was brisk today.
ˈbriskly adverb
References in classic literature ?
I've been working away at mathematics till my head is in a muddle, and I'm going to freshen my wits by a brisk turn.
It will be better for you, you think, to be a business man, to be brisk and smart and alive?
No, not of danger; but that we shall have what you may call a brisk push of it, is probable; and it may happen, a brush, a scrimmage, or some such divarsion, but always where covers are good, and ammunition abundant.
With his florid cheek, his compact figure smartly arrayed in a bright-buttoned blue coat, his brisk and vigorous step, and his hale and hearty aspect, altogether he seemed -- not young, indeed -- but a kind of new contrivance of Mother Nature in the shape of man, whom age and infirmity had no business to touch.
Their brisk, withered little dames, in close crimped caps, long waisted short-gowns, homespun petticoats, with scissors and pin-cushions, and gay calico pockets hanging on the outside.
I was called from these reflections by the sight of a freckled woman with yellow hair and a yellow gown, standing in the porch of the inn, under a dull red lamp swinging there, that looked much like an injured eye, and carrying on a brisk scolding with a man in a purple woollen shirt.
True, other fish are found exceedingly brisk in those Hyperborean waters; but these, be it observed, are your cold-blooded, lungless fish, whose very bellies are refrigerators; creatures, that warm themselves under the lee of an iceberg, as a traveller in winter would bask before an inn fire; whereas, like man, the whale has lungs and warm blood.
Sam was in wonderful spirits,--professed to keep a very brisk lookout,--at one time exclaiming that he saw "a gal's bonnet" on the top of some distant eminence, or calling to Andy "if that thar wasn't `Lizy' down in the hollow;" always making these exclamations in some rough or craggy part of the road, where the sudden quickening of speed was a special inconvenience to all parties concerned, and thus keeping Haley in a state of constant commotion.
He was a live man and a brisk talker, and had two journeymen and three apprentices, and was doing a raging business.
T'other one said THIS warn't one of the short ones, he reckoned -- and then they laughed, and he said it over again, and they laughed again; then they waked up another fellow and told him, and laughed, but he didn't laugh; he ripped out something brisk, and said let him alone.
The ladies, since the gentlemen entered, have become lively as larks; conversation waxes brisk and merry.
He stood a considerable period, viewing the carriage-road through the grounds; then started off at a brisk pace, as if he had detected something, and reappeared presently, leading Miss's pony; and there she was, just dismounted, and walking by its side.