buck up


buck up

verb

Definition of BUCK UP

1
to become glad or hopeful <buck up, kids, it's not so bad as you're making it out to be>
Synonyms brighten, buck up, lighten, look up, perk (up)
Near Antonyms despair, despond; brood, fret, mope
Antonyms darken, sadden
2
to fill with courage or strength of purpose <a surprise presidential visit to buck up the troops>
Synonyms bear up, buck up, buoy (up), cheer (up), chirk (up), embolden, hearten, inspire, inspirit, steel

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