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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The runway was turned into a '70s roller rink, complete with a light up floor. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Tommy x Zendaya Hits Paris Fashion Week and It's Bringing Back the Days of Disco," 2 Mar. 2019 In the Roman Catholic faith, the vigil begins with an outdoor fire, lighting up the night to disperse the darkness. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "What Is Holy Saturday, the Day Before Easter, and Why Do We Celebrate It?," 1 Mar. 2019 Triple threat Carlotta Kohl lit up the ‘gram with a pink hair streak, a heavy winged liner and a light blush lip. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Adwoa Aboah, Beyoncé, and More," 24 Feb. 2019 For her, the reupholstered furniture really lights up a more muted room, adding a relaxing vibe. Nikhita Mahtani, House Beautiful, "This Sprawling Home Is Full of Surprises," 14 Feb. 2019 America's Got Talent: The Champions is lighting up televisions every Monday night as top acts from all of the Got Talent shows around the world compete for the ultimate number one spot. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "See Who Was Voted Off 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'," 22 Jan. 2019 But yesterday, Dutch designer Iris van Herpen lit up the runway with a little more than just artful dresses. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Glow-in-the-Dark Heels Are Here to Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True," 22 Jan. 2019 One Russian company has announced a plan to build gigantic billboards in space, lighting up the night sky with advertisements for companies like Coke, McDonald’s, and KFC. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "A Russian Startup Wants to Project Giant Billboards in Space," 18 Jan. 2019 Along with a perfect score and helping secure a win for her team, Ohashi also has a lot of new fans—including Sen. Kamala Harris and Jemele Hill—among others who lit up Twitter with praise for her performance. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "UCLA Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's Perfect 10 Floor Routine Is Everything You Need In Your Life Right Now," 14 Jan. 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 reflect, repel, echo, or resound

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