light up

phrasal verb

Definition of light up

1 of a light : to become lit : to begin shining All of the lights on the display suddenly lit up. often used figuratively to express interest or pleasure His eyes/face lit up when she walked in the room.
2 informal, of a telephone : to show a light indicating that someone is calling When the DJ announced a contest, the phones lit up.
3 informal : to light a cigarette I can't wait to light up after work.

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“Light up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/light%20up. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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