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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Singer Katy Perry literally lit up the Met Gala pink carpet dressed as a sparkling, silver chandelier. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "Katy Perry Lit Up the Met Gala Dressed as a Chandelier," 7 May 2019 Gemini season begins on Tuesday, May 21, lighting up your house of solitude. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What May’s Cancer Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 30 Apr. 2019 However, ask anyone (really anyone) who has ever set foot in a Sephora, and their eyes will light up at the mention of a little blush named Orgasm. Karina Hoshikawa, Allure, "Nars Is Releasing a New Orgasm Makeup Collection for the Iconic Shade’s 20th Anniversary," 9 Apr. 2019 At night, all of the buildings light up, providing a stunning view of the city. Adrienne Faurote, Marie Claire, "The Instagram Guide to Shanghai, China," 5 Apr. 2019 When follow-up mode is activated, the blue indicator on the Fire TV Cube will light up on both the TV screen and the device. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Amazon’s Fire TV Cube adds multi-room music and follow-up mode in latest update," 12 Dec. 2018 Social media lit up again Thursday night after Allen and former Oklahoma star Trae Young got tangled up, more than anything else, during an NBA summer league game between Allen's Utah Jazz and Young's Atlanta Hawks. Langston Wertz Jr., charlotteobserver, "Grayson Allen, Trae Young tangled up in NBA summer league; social media goes wild," 5 July 2018 More: Rookie pitchers get lit up for Cincinnati Reds in 13-4 loss to St. Louis Cardinals Get the latest Reds news. Paul Daugherty,, "Paul Daugherty: Cincinnati Reds looked minor league last night against St. Louis Cardinals," 13 Apr. 2018 After stopping by Buckingham Palace for a formal dinner earlier this week, the impeccably stylish Amal Clooney lit up the red carpet in Edinburgh, Scotland for the People's Postcode Lottery Charity Gala with husband George today. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney Just Wore the Coolest One-Shoulder Jumpsuit on the Red Carpet," 14 Mar. 2019

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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 speak slightingly about or to degrade

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