lit up


Definition of lit up

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Examples of lit up in a Sentence

he finally wandered in at 3:00 a.m., obviously lit up
Recent Examples on the Web On May 23-24, the 259 LED lights on the tower will honor the red, white and blue with shows from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. A special Memorial Day display will light up after dark on May 25. Dallas News, "From flyovers to tribute bands, weekend events mark Memorial Day in North Texas," 20 May 2020 Throughout the shutdown, his cell phone and Facebook was lit up with messages from longtime customers begging for haircuts. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "‘Like Christmas in May:’ Salons seeing big business," 20 May 2020 Barry Moses, a member of the tribe who researches its language and culture, describes how his uncle’s face lit up when explaining this linguistic quirk. The Economist, "Spokane spoken here How the pandemic threatens Native Americans—and their languages," 19 May 2020 A year ago, developers were proposing enough installations to quadruple the state’s solar capacity, adding enough panels by 2022 to light up all of Dallas. Chris Martin,, "Hot U.S. Solar Market Fizzles, an Unlikely Oil-Bust Casualty," 13 May 2020 Companies are rolling out wearables that will buzz or light up when co-workers aren't maintaining social distance in the workplace. Washington Post, "The Technology 202: Buzzing bracelets could become a workplace accessory in the coronavirus era," 13 May 2020 The singer lit up the internet Wednesday morning by sharing a picture to mark her 32nd birthday. Toyin Owoseje, CNN, "Adele pays tribute to frontline workers in Instagram birthday post," 6 May 2020 A few hours later, an emergency push alert lit up the phones of New Yorkers, calling on licensed health-care workers to volunteer. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "The Medical Students Who Joined the Battle Against the Coronavirus," 6 May 2020 As the ball goes through a hole, a light lights up on a board and the ball comes back to the person. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Thanks for the memories, Cedar Point: Readers recall their favorite park moments," 3 May 2020

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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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25 May 2020

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“Lit up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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