Etymology
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brisk (adj.)

"quick or rapid in action or motion, swift, lively," 1550s, as Scottish bruisk, which is of uncertain origin; perhaps an alteration of French brusque (see brusque). Related: Briskly; briskness.

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Definitions of brisk
1
brisk (adj.)
quick and energetic;
a brisk walk in the park
Synonyms: alert / lively / merry / rattling / snappy / spanking / zippy
brisk (adj.)
imparting vitality and energy;
Synonyms: bracing / fresh / refreshing / refreshful / tonic
brisk (adj.)
very active;
doing a brisk business
2
brisk (v.)
become brisk;
business brisked up
Synonyms: brisk up / brisken
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