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Definition of "buck up" []

  • Cheer up; take courage; take heart. (interjection)
  • Hurry up; make haste. (interjection)
  • To become encouraged, reinvigorated, or cheerful; to summon one's courage or spirits. (verb)
  • To encourage or refresh; to hearten. (verb)
  • To dress oneself up smartly; compare (obsolete) buck ("a fop, dandy") (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "buck up" in a sentence
  • "He came closer and with a knuckle nudged Kahlan's chin, as if to playfully buck up her courage."