Definition of spirit someone up in US English:

spirit someone up

phrasal verb

  • Stimulate, animate, or cheer up someone.

    • ‘Teatime, even just to indulge in the pervasive smell of Blue Mountain or Santos coffee will spirit you up.’
    • ‘Our teachers might sometimes ask Frank to entertain all of the class to spirit us up.’
    • ‘Therefore, you can have the initiative: show him you appreciate him, make him feel safe and try to spirit him up.’