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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspiritsspirits[plural]FEEL HAPPY/FRIGHTENED/BORED ETCMOOD the way someone feels at a particular time, for example if they are happy or sadmoodbe in good/high spirits (=be excited and happy) Cooper was still in high spirits after winning the race. His spirits were so low (=he was so sad) that he refused to answer his phone.raise/lift somebody’s spirits (=make someone happier) The warm morning sun lifted our spirits. She wrote poetry while she was in the hospital to keep her spirits up (=keep happy).somebody’s spirits rise/lift/sink (=they become more or less happy) My spirits sank when I saw the mess they’d left. spirit
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keep ... spirits upHe had a strong sense of humour, and kept his spirits up.During the war years, it helped keep our spirits up and we need it again now.I told Tansy that she must keep her spirits up, that Rose might be needing her.
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