light up

  1. begin to smoke
    After the meal, some of the diners lit up
  2. become clear
    The sky cleared after the storm
  3. ignite
    The sky lit up quickly above the raging volcano
  4. start to burn with a bright flame
    The coal in the BBQ grill finally lit up
  5. make lighter or brighter
    This lamp lightens the room a bit
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How To Use light up In A Sentence

  • Whereas the British want to see children's faces light up with joy, those foreign johnnies prefer to scare the living daylights out of them.
  • The Enigma machine looked like a typewriter in a wooden box, with an electric current travelling from the keyboard through a set of rotors and a plugboard to light up the ‘code’ alphabet.
  • These two elements in the story, the unparalleled beauty and the long deep sleep, are what light up the mind and set one questioning. What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story
  • Their faces light up and eyes twinkle as if there's a current of electricity swirling inside them.
  • He took three matches to light up and flicked each dud through the hole in the wall where the air conditioner should have been. BLOOD IS DIRT
  • Masses of pink light up shady places where the false dragonhead grows, and the jewel weeds are thickly hung with pendant blossoms of orange and pale yellow. Some Summer Days in Iowa
  • They've been whirling around the rink all week in preparation, but whose moves will light up the ice panel? The Sun
  • Here are my pick of calorie-free gifts to light up loved ones' faces. The Sun
  • It helps having a panoramic roof and light upholstery, adding to the sense of space. Times, Sunday Times
  • Winter blues At this time of year I yearn for something to light up the grey. Times, Sunday Times
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