Brisk (?), a. [Cf. W. brysg, fr. brys haste, Gael. briosg quick, lively, Ir. broisg a start, leap, jerk.]


Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.

Cheerily, boys; be brick awhile. Shak.

Brick toil alternating with ready ease. Wordworth.


Full of spirit of life; effervescng, as liquors; sparkling; as, brick cider.

Syn. -- Active; lively; agile; alert; nimble; quick; sprightly; vivacious; gay; spirited; animated.


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Brisk (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Bricked (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Bricking.]

To make or become lively; to enliven; to animate; to take, or cause to take, an erect or bold attitude; -- usually with up.


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