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phrasal verb
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present tense
I/you/we/theycheer up
he/she/itcheers up
present participlecheering up
past tensecheered up
past participlecheered up
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to become less sad, or to make someone feel less sad
    I tried to cheer him up, but he just kept staring out the window.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] [always in imperative] spoken used for telling someone to try to be happier
      “Cheer up,” he said. “It can’t be that bad.”
  2. 2
    [transitive] if you cheer a place up, you make it look brighter by adding colorful things
    Cheer up a dull room with fresh flowers.
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