chirk up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chirk up become cheerful
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Usage

In literature:

It's only when you come she seems to chirk up a bit.
"Anne Of Avonlea" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Just before dinner time I donned a becoming gown to chirk up my courage, groped my way down the long, dim stairs, and telephoned to Von Gerhard.
"Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed" by Edna Ferber
Don't you worry now; chirk up, and you'll come out all right.
"He Fell in Love with His Wife" by Edward P. Roe
And you know what I told you about mourners chirking up, after the first blow!
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
That's why Foster chirked up, an' that's all of it.
"Love Under Fire" by Randall Parrish
I wish, and the boys wishes, we could do something to chirk you up.
"Ethelyn's Mistake" by Mary Jane Holmes
But Gracie chirked me up, as she always does, bless her!
"Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885" by Various
Almost Kenny could see him chirking up into insolence and the pertness of a bird.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
The other plants 'round there tried to chirk her up and help her.
"Story-Tell Lib" by Annie Trumbull Slosson
Keeps the bond room force chirked up on rainy days and always has a smile for everybody.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
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