jolly along


jolly along
verb
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, ↑cheer up, ↑jolly up
Derivationally related forms: ↑cheer (for: ↑cheer)
Hyponyms: ↑amuse
Cause: ↑cheer, ↑cheer up, ↑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 jolly along her

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ˌjolly a ˈlong [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they jolly along he/she/it jollies along present participle jollying along past tense jollied along past participle jollied along] british informal phrasal verb
to continue encouraging and persuading someone to do something
Thesaurus: to encourage someone to do or to not do somethingsynonym
Main entry: jolly

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