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Definition of brisk adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1quick; busy a brisk walk to set off at a brisk pace Ice-cream vendors were doing a brisk business (= selling a lot of ice cream).
  2. 2(of a person, their voice, or manner) practical and confident; showing a desire to get things done quickly His tone became brisk and businesslike.
  3. 3(of wind and the weather) cold but pleasantly fresh a brisk wind/breeze
adverb “Never mind!” said Sybil briskly.
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: brisk