lighten sth up Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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lighten sth up

phrasal verb with lighten uk   /ˈlaɪ.tən/  us   /-t̬ən/ verb
to make a speech or piece of writing less serious: I thought I'd slip in a few jokes to lighten up the talk.
Translations of “lighten sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使…輕鬆活潑,使…不那麽嚴肅…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使…轻松活泼,使…不那么严肃…
(Definition of lighten sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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