buck up

verb
Updated on: 22 Mar 2018

Definition of buck up

: to become encouraged : brace up
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

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