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quick and active; lively:
brisk trading; a brisk walk.
sharp and stimulating:
brisk weather; brisk wind.
(of liquors) effervescing vigorously:
brisk cider.
abrupt; curt:
I was surprised by her rather brisk tone.
to make or become brisk; liven (often followed by up).
Historical Examples

‘I Believe’ and other essays Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
A Treatise on the Art of Dancing Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
Tales of lonely trails Zane Grey
Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
The Frozen Pirate W. Clark Russell
The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
American Sketches Charles Whibley
The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876 J. F. Loubat, LL.D.
At Plattsburg Allen French

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


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