cheer up

phrasal verb
cheered up; cheering up; cheers up

Definition of cheer up

: to become happier They cheered up at the mention of her name. Cheer up—things will get better!

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cheer (someone or something) up

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“Cheer up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheer%20up. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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