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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…
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