He has gone back to the ship for John—I will breeze up the fire, put on the kettle, and get something cooked for their supper.
She always says there's a breeze up here almost as good as the sea.'
Some said there was a breeze up the river, while others maintained that the wind blew down, towards the sea.
And we always have a breeze up here, if there is one anywhere in the world.
She was still becalmed, but as we brought the breeze up with us her sails bulged out, and she began to glide through the water.
And at night you can sleep on the big upstairs porch, if you want to, and you always get a breeze up there.
It began to breeze up, but nothing for us to worry over until we saw a steamer's smoke coming up astern.
Vye believed he could scent the lake, that every breeze up slope brought its compelling enticement.
I tell you it put the breeze up when I got able to go into our affairs and learned how things stood.
1560s, "north or northeast wind," from Old Spanish briza "cold northeast wind;" in West Indies and Spanish Main, the sense shifting to "northeast trade wind," then "fresh wind from the sea." English sense of "gentle or light wind" is from 1620s. An alternative possibility is that the English word is from East Frisian brisen "to blow fresh and strong." The slang for "something easy" is American English, c.1928.
"move briskly," 1904, from breeze (n.). Related: Breezed; breezing.