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buck up

verb

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 of buck up brighten, cheer, lighten, look up, perk (up)Words Related to buck up rejoice; liven (up), revive; beam, glow, radiate, sparkle; encourage, gladden, heartenNear Antonyms of buck up despair, despond; brood, fret, mopeAntonyms of buck up darken, sadden

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



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