chirk up

chirk up
To become more cheerful, perk up.

She was terrified but in control. n. How, on the trip around the country my parents took the year after my birth, their mood sank so low that even my brother sensed it. "Chirk up, guys," he said. "Chirk up." They laughed at that.

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  • Chirk — Chirk, v. t. To cheer; to enliven; as, to chirk one up. [Colloq. New Eng. ] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chirk — Chirk, a. [From {Chirk}, v. i.] Lively; cheerful; in good spirits. [Colloq. New Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chirk|y — «CHUR kee», adjective, chirk|i|er chirk|i|est. U.S. Informal. lively; cheerful: »The score…is as chirky as a summer band concert (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chirk — Chirk, v. i. [Cf. {Chirp}, also {Creak}.] 1. To shriek; to gnash; to utter harsh or shrill cries. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] All full of chirkyng was that sorry place. Cheucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To chirp like a bird. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chirk — (spr. Tscherk), Dorf in der Grafschaft Denbigh (englisches Fürstenthum Wales), am Ellesmerekanal, der hier in einer 50 Fuß hohen steinernen Leitung über Thal u. Fluß Leiriog geführt wird; 1600 Ew. In der Nähe Steinkohlenminen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Chirk — (spr. tschörk), Marktflecken in Denbighshire (Wales), am Ceiring, dessen Tal hier vom Ellesmere Kanal und einem Eisenbahnviadukt überschritten wird, mit Papierfabrikation und (1901) 4499 Einw. In der Nähe Brynkinalt, ein moderner gotischer Bau,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • chirk — [chʉrk] vt., vi. [ME chirken, to twitter, var. of charken < OE cearcian, to creak, gnash] Informal to cheer ( up) …   English World dictionary

  • Chirk — Coordinates: 52°55′49″N 3°03′01″W / 52.93026°N 3.05025°W / 52.93026; 3.05025 …   Wikipedia

  • Chirk — Original name in latin Chirk Name in other language Chirk, Y Waun State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 52.93586 latitude 3.05738 altitude 107 Population 3926 Date 2011 03 03 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • chirk — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English charken, chirken to creak, chirp, from Old English cearcian to creak; akin to Old English cracian to crack Date: 1843 cheer < play with her and chirk her up a little Harriet B. Stowe > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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