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buck up

verb

Definition of buck up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become encouraged :  brace up

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  improve, smarten

  5. 2 :  to raise the morale of



Examples of buck up in a sentence

  1. <buck up, kids, it's not so bad as you're making it out to be>

  2. <a surprise presidential visit to buck up the troops>



Origin and Etymology of buck up

2buck


First Known Use: 1844



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