Meaning of brisk

brisk

Pronunciation: (brisk), [key]
— adj., v. -er, -est,
—adj.
  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.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become brisk; liven (often fol. by up).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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