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light (sth) up

phrasal verb with light uk   us   /laɪt/ verb (lit or lighted, lit or lighted)
  • (CIGARETTE)

to ​light a ​cigarette: I was ​lighting up when I ​noticed a "no ​smoking" ​sign.
(Definition of light (sth) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “light (sth) up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 表达, 使高兴起来,(使)显出笑意…
in Turkish yakmak…
in Russian зажигать, прикуривать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 表達, 使高興起來,(使)顯出笑意…
in Polish zapalać ( coś )…
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