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English definition of “light up”

light up

phrasal verb with light
 
 
/laɪt/ verb (past tense and past participle lit, lighted)
If your face or your eyes light up, you suddenly look happy or excited: His eyes lit up when you mentioned her name.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
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