buck up

verb

Definition of buck up

intransitive verb
:to become encouraged :brace up
transitive verb
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

buck up Synonyms

Synonyms
brighten, cheer (up), lighten, look up, perk (up)
Antonyms
darken, sadden
Related Words
rejoice; liven (up), revive; beam, glow, radiate, sparkle; encourage, gladden, hearten
Near Antonyms
despair, despond; brood, fret, mope


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