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light (sth) up

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

(EXPRESSION)

If your face or eyes light up, or if a smile lights up your face, you suddenly look happy: Rosie's whole face lit up with excitement when she saw the presents.

(CIGARETTE)

to light a cigarette: I was lighting up when I noticed a "no smoking" sign.
Translations of “light (sth) up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 表達, 使高興起來,(使)顯出笑意…
in Russian зажигать, прикуривать…
in Turkish yakmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 表达, 使高兴起来,(使)显出笑意…
in Polish zapalać ( coś )…
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