jolly along


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Verb1.jolly along - cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"
amuse - make (somebody) laugh; "The clown amused the children"
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He was a great fellow to jolly along a crowd, and would keep a meeting in an uproar; when once he got really waked up, the torrent of his eloquence could be compared with nothing save Niagara.
Bringing them in to her humble home for tea and cake, they invite her to jolly along with them to Sanditon, the ritzy new seaside resort Tom is developing in the hope of attracting the rich movers and shakers from Big London to come and 'take in' the sea air.
Mr Gedge said: "She would often make herself the butt of the jokes to jolly along an atmosphere as it were."
Sir Michael Stoute's 11-2 shot always travelled smoothly while Frankie Dettori had to push the 2-5 jolly along for most of the 10-furlong Group 1.