cheer up


cheer up
verb
1. cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful
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She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee

Syn: ↑cheer, ↑jolly along, ↑jolly up
Derivationally related forms: ↑cheer (for: ↑cheer)
Hyponyms: ↑amuse
Cause: ↑cheer, ↑chirk up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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The good news will cheer up her

2. become cheerful
Syn: ↑cheer, ↑chirk up
Ant: ↑complain (for: ↑cheer)
Derivationally related forms: ↑cheer (for: ↑cheer)
Hypernyms: ↑rejoice, ↑joy
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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cheer up [phrasal verb]
1 cheer up or cheer (someone) up or cheer up (someone) : to become happier or to make (someone) happier

They cheered up at the mention of her name.

Cheer up–things will get better!

We tried our best to cheer her up.

2 cheer (something) up or cheer up (something) : to make (something) more cheerful or pleasant

Bright colors really cheer up a room.

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Main Entry:cheer

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ˌcheer ˈup | ˌcheer sb/sthˈup derived
to become more cheerful; to make sb/sth more cheerful

Oh, come on— cheer up!

Give Mary a call; she needs cheering up.

Bright curtains can cheer up a dull room.

Main entry:cheerderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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