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lighten up

informal
phrasal verb with lighten uk   /ˈlaɪ.tən/  us   /-t̬ən/ verb
to become more relaxed and less serious: Oh, lighten up! I was only joking! I wish she'd just lighten up.
Translations of “lighten up”
in Korean 기운 내…
in Arabic يَبْتَهِج…
in Portuguese alegrar-se…
in Catalan alegrar-se, animar-se…
in Japanese 元気づける, 元気になる…
in Italian rilassarsi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 放鬆,緩和…
in Russian успокаиваться, расслабляться…
in Turkish hafiflemek, rahatlamak, daha az ciddi hâle gelmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 放松,缓和…
in Polish rozchmurzyć się…
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