Phrasal verbs - Meaning of light up

Phrasal verbs

What does light up mean?

Here is the meaning of light up with examples:

"light up"


1. To light a cigarette.
2. To illuminate, to bring light to something, to brighten.
3. To show an increase in activity, interest, excitement, pleasure or a brightening of mood.


Check the phrasal verb light up in a sentence:

1. Smoking in this building is not allowed, so I always step outside to light up.
2. The explosion made the whole sky lit up.
The streets were lit up.
3. When he saw Jane, his face lit up.

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