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Synonyms for light up
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  1. light upverb

    start to burn with a bright flame

    "The coal in the BBQ grill finally lit up"

    clear up, fire up, illuminate, illumine, light, brighten, illume, clear

  2. light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminateverb

    make lighter or brighter

    "This lamp lightens the room a bit"

    brighten, fire up, enlighten, get down, crystalize, clear up, ignite, shed light on, illumine, illuminate, dismount, perch, sort out, clear, get off, elucidate, alight, crystallise, straighten out, fall, light, crystallize, unhorse, crystalise, illume

  3. clear up, clear, light up, brightenverb

    become clear

    "The sky cleared after the storm"

    discharge, earn, take in, pull in, wrap up, sack, authorize, pass, make, shed light on, finish up, crystalise, illuminate, acquit, crystalize, fire up, finish off, bring in, polish off, crystallise, illume, gain, mop up, clarify, realise, solve, exculpate, unclutter, clear, elucidate, brighten, authorise, assoil, crystallize, clear up, enlighten, exonerate, straighten out, sack up, top, sort out, lighten, realize, lighten up, light, get through, illumine, net

  4. light upverb


    "The sky lit up quickly above the raging volcano"

    clear up, fire up, illuminate, illumine, light, brighten, illume, clear

  5. light up, fire up, lightverb

    begin to smoke

    "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"

    brighten, fire up, get down, clear up, ignite, dismount, illumine, illuminate, inflame, perch, clear, get off, alight, stir up, fall, light, wake, unhorse, illume, heat

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How to use light up in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    You cannot light up all the caves. Behave like a sun! Send your light unto everything! It remains up to them to let the light inside their darkness!

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Storms are good friends because they light up the way to wisdom!

  3. Ken Catania:

    When you see the LEDs light up, think of them as the endings of pain nerves being stimulated. That will give you an idea of how effective these attacks can be.

  4. Samer El Gharib:

    If you want to light up a cigarette outside the allotted time, you have to cheat, but by pushing that button, you have to admit to us, and to yourself, that you are cheating.

  5. Amanda Hayhurst:

    I did take him on my typical grocery runs and he would get so excited to drive the Publix shopping cart car…he would just light up over that cart.

Translations for light up

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  • lumiĝasEsperanto
  • [[panna]] [[tupakka, valaista, valjetaFinnish
  • acenderGalician
  • ライトアップJapanese
  • incendōLatin
  • beliichtenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • прику́ривать, загора́ться, свети́ться, заже́чь, загоре́ться, освети́ть, светле́ть, прикури́ть, свети́ть, просветле́ть, oсвети́ться, зажига́тьRussian
  • 点亮Chinese

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