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  • v. To become less serious and more cheerful or casual; to relax.

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  • v. become more cheerful
  • v. make more cheerful
  • v. become lighter
  • v. make lighter or brighter


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  • If we cut out the absurd, frivolous use of aluminum as a container for our beverages, we can put the tons of aluminum already in circulation into Stuff that makes sense, like to replace some steel to lighten up our modes of transportation, especially while these are still running on CO2-spewing fossil fuels.



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  • Note to myself: Try to have less fun on Wordie.

    June 4, 2008

  • See also: light up.

    June 3, 2008

  • also commonly used to mean: "You've presented a strong and coherent argument that spoils my fun."

    June 3, 2008

  • (v) : to become less serious and more cheerful or casual; to relax

    June 3, 2008