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Phrasal Verbs

brighten up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb brighten up (2)


to become happier and feel more cheerful


cheer up

For example

  • brighten up Makiko was feeling homesick, but she brightened up when she got a call from her brother.

  • brighten sb up Whenever she feels a bit down, Paris goes to see a funny movie and it always brightens her up.

Quick Quiz

Which of the following parties would brighten most people up?

a. a funeral party

b. a birthday party

c. a political party
a) a funeral party b) a birthday party c) a political party

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