Meaning of buck up in English:

buck up

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phrasal verb

  • 1buck someone up, buck up someoneinformal Make someone more cheerful.

    • ‘Bella and Jim need me to buck them up’
    • ‘Much worse may yet come to trouble Airdrie as they scramble to safeguard their long-term future, but they will not have top-tier football to help them, barring a bucking up of form on their part and a bit more bungling by the men from Maryhill.’
    • ‘He bucks you up and tutors you and guides you and mentors you.’
    • ‘A new, comfortingly rich deal with EMI bucked them up no end, apparently.’
    • ‘He has at last loftily declared his extremely qualified support for Charlie - providing the laddie bucks up.’
    • ‘And instead of bucking up and marketing myself to new clients, instead of choosing to view this ‘challenge’ as an ‘opportunity’ like I'd been taught in so many motivational seminars, I chose to complain.’
    • ‘So I shall have a look at the tonics on offer and perhaps get her something to try and buck her up a bit.’
    • ‘Whenever anyone felt down, she would buck them up with cheery word.’
    • ‘He visited the far-flung corners of his empire, bucking up his troops but also stamping out incipient rebellions.’
    • ‘The Japanese data bucks up the yen against the dollar and the Euro specially, after the poor US data and also not much better data coming forth from Europe.’
    • ‘When Villanova was down 12 points early in the second half on Feb.13, the team could depend on more than 20,000 fans at the Wachovia Center to buck them up.’
    • ‘Our spirits were bucked up a little by seeing a third work stashed away behind a wall called Square, a video piece that documented people having their photos taken in Tiananmen Square.’
    • ‘So even though I bucked up as the evening went on and the air cleared, it's been a less than pleasant day.’
    • ‘She then proceeded to say that I should stop sponging off other people and start bucking up.’
    • ‘We're hoping to get a bit of gardening in tomorrow and, if so, the fresh air and gentle exercise will buck me up no end.’
    • ‘It's a good test again for us and hopefully it will buck us up for the next five or six weeks.’
    • ‘I think that they're going to be bucked up and encouraged by Senator Kerry's performance tonight, and I think they'll be more energy on the Democratic side.’
    • ‘The cartoons are little morality plays aimed at bucking up the national will, putting steel in the spine, gently guiding the reluctant towards their duties.’
    • ‘What he was doing was, I think, trying to buck me up so that when I went in to this principal's meeting I was sufficiently on-guard against the kind of bureaucratic inertia that he had fought all of his life.’
    • ‘On a psychic level, he used his own comeback as the example that gave Sammy the strength to return to performing, bucking him up every day and making one-eye jokes that somehow took the curse off Sammy's disability.’
    • ‘And I have come to suspect that all my efforts are acting as a bracing tonic to the weeds, bucking them up nicely, and aerating the soil for their growing pleasure.’
    cheer up, perk up, take heart, rally, pick up, bounce back
    cheer up, brighten up, buoy up, ginger up, perk up, rally, animate, invigorate, hearten, uplift, encourage, stimulate, enliven, make someone happier, raise someone's spirits, give someone a lift
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    1. 1.1buck upBecome more cheerful.
      • ‘buck up, kid, it's not the end of the world’
      cheer up, perk up, take heart, rally, pick up, bounce back
      cheer up, brighten up, buoy up, ginger up, perk up, rally, animate, invigorate, hearten, uplift, encourage, stimulate, enliven, make someone happier, raise someone's spirits, give someone a lift
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