cheer (someone or something) up

Definition of cheer (someone or something) up

1 :to make (someone) happier
  • We tried our best to cheer the children up.
2 :to make (something) more cheerful or pleasant
  • Bright colors really cheer up a room.

Word by Word Definitions

cheer play
  1. : face

  2. : facial expression

  3. : state of mind or heart : spirit

  1. : to instill with hope or courage : comfort

  2. : to make glad or happy

  3. : to urge on or encourage especially by shouts

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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