Pronunciation: (brisk), [key]
—adj., -er, -est,
1. quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk.
2. sharp and stimulating: brisk weather; brisk wind.
3. (of liquors) effervescing vigorously: brisk cider.
4. abrupt; curt: I was surprised by her rather brisk tone.
to make or become brisk; liven (often fol. by up).
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