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buck up


Synonyms and Antonyms of buck up

  1. 1 to become glad or hopeful <buck up, kids, it's not so bad as you're making it out to be> Synonyms brighten, cheer, lighten, look up, perk (up)Related Words rejoice; liven (up), revive; beam, glow, radiate, sparkle; encourage, gladden, heartenNear Antonyms despair, despond; brood, fret, mopeAntonyms darken, sadden

  2. 2 to fill with courage or strength of purpose <a surprise presidential visit to buck up the troops> Synonyms bear up, encourage, buoy (up), cheer (up), chirk (up), embolden, hearten, inspire, inspirit, steelRelated Words animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stirNear Antonyms demoralize, depress, sadden; debilitate, enfeeble, hamstring, undermine, weaken; intimidate, psych (out)Antonyms daunt, discourage, dishearten, dispirit

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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