Adjective "brisk" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/brɪsk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Active and energetic.
  1. 'business appeared to be brisk'
  2. 'The remainder of their walk was brisk but silent.'
  3. 'That's exactly the moment for a brisk 10-minute walk.'
  4. 'According to simple economic theory, brisk business activity will naturally boost consumption in the general public.'
  5. 'Business is brisk at a wedding souvenir shop just around the corner from the cathedral where the real bells will toll.'
  6. 'There is also a lone souvenir shop doing brisk business.'
  7. 'Darren had to hurry to keep pace with his father's brisk walk.'
  8. 'The conductor, whose name I didn't quite catch, quickly counted off a brisk jazz beat, and we were off.'
  9. 'They ate and broke camp quickly, setting a brisk pace across the slick stone of the Old Road.'
  10. 'Navi took a quick break from their brisk walk by leaning against one of the light poles.'
  11. 'By the time I visited, more than two-thirds of the flats had been sold, and business was brisk.'
  12. 'She danced with a brusque and determined attitude, and she spoke in the same sharp, brisk manner.'
  13. 'Skyler replied to her question with a brisk nod, and tried to not make eye contact.'
  14. 'She waved a wing in the air, a brisk, dismissing gesture.'
  15. 'She said all this in a brisk voice but faltered slightly when she saw all my luggage.'
  16. 'Having been used to arid, scorching heat, the brisk weather was both welcome and refreshing, if not a bit cold.'
  17. 'He had rustled up his riding-jacket for the brisk evening weather.'
  18. 'The brisk ocean wind was a refreshing feeling, just what Helen needed.'
  19. 'There's nothing like a gurgling pot of homemade soup to warm your bones when the brisk weather sets in.'
  20. 'The brisk breeze carried a lingering odor of salt as it brushed against Isabella's face.'
  21. 'Though the wind was brisk and chilly, the sun was bright and warm.'
  22. 'A brisk wind blew, causing dead leaves to dance in the air and cause those on the ground to ruffle across.'
  23. 'The group traveled for the rest of the day in a brisk rain.'
  24. 'At the edge of the lake, a brisk wind snapped at Jane's skirts.'
  25. 'I knew it was a brisk wind, considering it was considered winter, but it really did feel wonderful.'

verb

Quicken something.

    Definitions

    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. verb (used with or without object), brisked, brisking.

    5. to make or become brisk; liven (often followed by up).

    More examples(as adjective)

    "tradings can be brisk with shares."

    "tradings can be brisk with volumes."

    "volumes can be brisk at shares."

    "volumes can be brisk at lots."

    "tradings can be brisk at shares."

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    Origin

    Late 16th century: probably from French brusque (see brusque).