cheer (sb) up
— phrasal verb with cheer uk /tʃɪər/ us /tʃɪr/ verb [ I ]
Cheer up! It's not that bad!
- All my attempts to cheer her up proved futile.
- Nothing I could say would cheer her up.
- My dog came and nuzzled my foot to try and cheer me up.
- He tried to cheer her up but found himself unequal to the task.
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