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light up

Meaning: If something lights up, it becomes full of light or colour.

Synonym: illuminate (formal)

For example:

  • light up The sky lit up when the fireworks went off.

  • light up When you press this button, all these dials and gauges light up.

Quick Quiz:

The Christmas tree won't light up until you
  1. make a wish
  2. set it alight
  3. flick the switch

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