brisk brisk  /b ˈrɪsk/


  1. (v) become brisk
  2. (adj) quick and energetic
  3. (adj) imparting vitality and energy
  4. (adj) very active


  1. Arms merchants are once again doing brisk business after a rapid change of power in this tough town, but so far the peace has held: The Year of The Nuke.
  2. The couple recently opened a brasserie on a quiet street a few steps away from the city center, and are doing brisk business.
  3. Online sales have been brisk every year on this day since Internet shopping hit the mainstream in the late 90s, pumped up by better sites and faster Internet connections.


  1. ‘Fashion Police’ host at age 80

    NEW YORK -- "I'm having a great time," Joan Rivers crows before offering a brisk self-appraisal: "Everything is working, my mind is fine.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Provo Daily Herald

  2. Soccer moves on without seniors

    It was a brisk and windy 25 degrees at 6 a.m. when the Lady Griz soccer team began practice in an empty Washington-Grizzly stadium. The end zone that is usually dominated by burly Griz football player
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Montana Kaimin

  3. Survey: 'Brisk' hiring expected in Knoxville in 3Q

    Metropolitan Knoxville employers plan to add new jobs “at a brisk pace” in the third-quarter, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Knoxville News Sentinel


  1. CEO Louis Gallois told analysts in a conference call that while he is "not content" with the level of profits, "we now have a business which is brisk and solid."
    on May 14, 2008 By: Louis Gallois Source: BusinessWeek

  2. In spite of a widening of credit spreads on lower-quality corporate debt, "credit spreads remain near the low end of their historical ranges, and financing activity in the bond and business loan markets has remained fairly brisk," Bernanke said.
    on Jul 18, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: WIS

  3. "I understand that the meeting with the Iranian Ambassador was brisk but polite. But he was left in no doubt that we want them back", Beckett concluded.
    on Mar 23, 2007 By: Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett Source: Kuwait News Agency

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