quick and active; lively:
brisk trading; a brisk walk.
sharp and stimulating:
brisk weather; brisk wind.
(of liquors) effervescing vigorously:
I was surprised by her rather brisk tone.
to make or become brisk; liven (often followed by up).
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lively and quick; vigorous: a brisk walk, trade was brisk
invigorating or sharp: brisk weather
(often foll by up) to enliven; make or become brisk
sprat (def 1). noun another name for a sprat, esp a Norwegian sprat seasoned, smoked, and canned in oil
noun (Austral, slang) an abbreviation for Brisbane a person who lives in Brisbane
noun Jacques-Pierre (ʒakpjɛr). 1754–93, French journalist and revolutionary; leader of the Girondists: executed by the Jacobins Historical Examples History of the Girondists, Volume I Alphonse de Lamartine Lectures on the French Revolution John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2 Eugne […]
one of the short, stiff, coarse hairs of certain animals, especially hogs, used extensively in making brushes. anything resembling these hairs. to stand or rise stiffly, like bristles. to erect the bristles, as an irritated animal (often followed by up): The hog bristled up. to become rigid with anger or irritation: The man bristled when […]