quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk.
sharp and stimulating: brisk weather; brisk wind.
(of liquors) effervescing vigorously: brisk cider.
abrupt; curt: I was surprised by her rather brisk tone.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to make or become brisk; liven (often followed by up ).
Origin: Related forms
1580–90; of uncertain origin
1. spry, energetic, alert.