light up

light up(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to animate)
a. iluminarse
Matt's eyes light up when he talks about Eva.Los ojos de Matt se iluminan cuando habla de Eva.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to light something in order to smoke it)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Eddie pulled out a pack of cigarettes and we lit up.Eddie sacó una cajetilla y encendimos cada uno un cigarrillo.
I passed Nigel a lighter and he lit up.Le pasé un encendedor a Nigel y prendió una pipa.
3. (to illuminate)
a. iluminarse
At night, the bridge lights up and changes colors.En la noche, el puente se ilumina y cambia de color.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to animate)
a. iluminar
Olivia lights up my life.Olivia me ilumina la vida.
5. (to ignite)
a. encender
Nicole lit up a cigarette, took a drag, and sipped some coffee.Nicole encendió un cigarrillo, dio una chupada y tomó un sorbo de café.
6. (to illuminate)
a. iluminar
The fireworks lit up the sky.Los fuegos pirotécnicos iluminaron el cielo.
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light up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (house, room)
a. iluminar
2. (cigarette)
a. encender
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (sky)
a. iluminarse
his eyes lit upse le encendieron los ojos
4. (colloquial)
a. encender un cigarrillo (smoker)
light up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (gen) iluminarse
the dashboard lights up you pull a string and his nose lights up the "on the air" sign lights up
her face lit up se le iluminó la cara
2 (light cigarette) encender un cigarrillo
transitive verb
iluminar
suddenly fireworks lit up the sky another flash of lightning lit up the cave flashes of lightning lit up the sky a huge flash lit up the sky
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