lit up


Definition of lit up 

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Synonyms & Antonyms for lit up


besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunk, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tiddly [chiefly British], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]


sober, straight

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Examples of lit up in a Sentence

he finally wandered in at 3:00 a.m., obviously lit up

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When the women were subjected to unwanted touching, data from the dress was transferred to a control center via wifi and the area of the dress where they had been touched lit up. E.j. Dickson, Vox, "It’s just one more example of post-#MeToo brand wokeness.," 29 Nov. 2018 London during the holidays becomes a festive wonderland with streets lit up brighter than a Christmas tree. Vogue, "Marie-Chantal Gets in the Holiday Spirit at Her New London Flagship," 20 Nov. 2018 The results were another warning for mothers-to-be who like to light up. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "‘Something wasn’t clicking’: WSU study shows offspring of pregnant rats exposed to THC have impaired development," 20 Nov. 2018 My Poké Ball Plus rumbled, lit up, and made a clicking noise to confirm my success. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Pokemon Let’s Go: Well, I guess my adult ass is going to collect them all," 16 Nov. 2018 Instantly both the mother and daughter's eyes lit up. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Long Island Medium' Theresa Caputo Gives Heart-Stopping Reading to Mom Who Lost a Child," 26 Oct. 2018 Turn off technology, light up a few candles, and focus on your intention by visualizing your desires. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What October's Virgo Horoscope Means for You," 30 Sep. 2018 Even after-hours, the gleaming angular building lights up like a Christmas tree. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "How the New V&A Museum Is Changing an Entire Scottish City," 14 Sep. 2018 In a galaxy the size of our Milky Way, though, astronomers estimate roughly one or two supernovas should still light up per century. Yvette Cendes, Discover Magazine, "Searching For Tonight’s Supernova," 17 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of lit up

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lit up was in 1907

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to enclose within walls

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