lit up

adjective

Examples of lit up in a Sentence

he finally wandered in at 3:00 a.m., obviously lit up
Recent Examples on the Web Those efforts lit up an otherwise drab white-cinderblock room in the jail on a mid-March Tuesday morning as students from the University of Chicago Institute of Politics’ Bridge program worked to inform inmates on how to vote and what would be on the ballot. Jake Sheridan, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Apr. 2023 Large text threads lit up in the US, including among chief financial officers of big startups, according to two people familiar with the communications. Saritha Rai, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2023 In September 1859, during the largest geomagnetic storm ever recorded, auroras lit up the Caribbean. Allison Parshall, Scientific American, 30 Mar. 2023 When Maritza Cruz’s phone lit up with a text message from her teenage son Tuesday morning, a fresh but familiar wave of panic surged through her. Deanna Pan, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Mar. 2023 Then again, the world that the all-new Revuelto lands in is almost unrecognizable from the one the rakish Lamborghini 350 GT lit up back when the ’60s were starting to pendulate. WIRED, 29 Mar. 2023 Just a few years earlier, the four-meter-wide asteroid 2008 TC3 was the first one ever detected before hitting Earth; only six others have been discovered before impact since, including 2023 CX1 that just lit up the English Channel on February 13, 2023, as if marking the week’s anniversary. Phil Plait, Scientific American, 15 Feb. 2023 The scoreboard lit up with Alexandria Verner’s name and 2020, her graduation year. Mike Ellis, Detroit Free Press, 15 Feb. 2023 On Monday, many social media sites in the U.S. lit up with theories that Biden had deployed the aerial devices as a way to distract Americans from other, more pressing issues. David Klepper, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lit up was in 1907

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“Lit up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lit%20up. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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