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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


Entailsmoke









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