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- v. To bring light to something, to brighten.
- v. To become light, to brighten.
- v. To light a cigarette, pipe, etc.
- v. To make happy.
- v. To open fire on a target or group of targets.
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- v. begin to smoke
- v. ignite
- v. start to burn with a bright flame
- v. become clear
- v. make lighter or brighter
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As soon as twilight succeeded to sunset the flare of the couch-grass and cabbage-stalk fires began to light up the allotments fitfully, their outlines appearing and disappearing under the dense smoke as wafted by the wind.
Dusk started coming on, rain clouds eclipsing late sunshine trying to light up Negro slums: ramshackle houses encircled by chicken wire, pool halls, liquor stores and storefront churches on every street — until jazzland took over.
The flow cytometer uses a laser to light up cells if the cells express certain markers that should not, in normal circumstances, be present on the T cells.
He played the light up the wall to the fifty-foot-high ceiling and then followed the wall away from him until the surface ended at a right angle to another wall.
And in the Yosemite, which is as rich in modest loveliness as in spectacular grandeur, a fact of which too little is made, I know perfectly well that there are countless beauties which I have never seen (more and more of them were coming to light up to my very last day), as well as countless others that I should rejoice to see again, or, better still, to live with.
The orb's magic seemed to light up the bird warrior's features, and the ambassador bowed slightly as if to acknowledge the aven's superiority.
That night they went to Chaman, and, standing behind Rasheed, Mariam watched fireworks light up the sky, in flashes of green, pink, and yellow.
We light up and lean back, feeling relaxed and hedonistic now, lazily poking into our plates as though our parents forced us to eat Napoleons every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Emilie, clinging to the pitching, strain - ing wagon, could see the flickering light up ahead, and kept calling anxiously, "Where are you, Dr. Reed?"
Next morning, shortly before daybreak, the crew went as usual to Dawn Action Stations; and, just as they had done every morning since the voyage had begun back in August, the officers on watch waited anxiously for dawn to light up the horizon and reveal if there was a victim — or a hunter — nearby.