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Phrasal Verbs

light up

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. make a wish

b. set it alight

c. flick the switch

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