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English verb: light up

1. light up (weather) start to burn with a bright flame

SamplesThe coal in the BBQ grill finally lit up.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)catch fire, combust, conflagrate, erupt, ignite, take fire

2. light up (change) make lighter or brighter

SamplesThis lamp lightens the room a bit.

Synonymsillume, illuminate, illumine, light

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lighten, lighten up

Narrower (hyponym)floodlight, spotlight

3. light up (weather) become clear

SamplesThe sky cleared after the storm.

Synonymsbrighten, clear, clear up

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
It is ----ing

Antonymscloud, overcast

4. light up (weather) ignite

SamplesThe sky lit up quickly above the raging volcano.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)ignite, light

5. light up (consumption) begin to smoke

SamplesAfter the meal, some of the diners lit up.

Synonymsfire up, light

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)ignite, light


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