cheer up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
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 of 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.’

See also main entry: cheer