brighten up

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brighten up(
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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. (to make more cheerful)
a. alegrar
My boyfriend brought me flowers just to brighten up my day.Mi novio me trajo flores solo para alegrarme el día.
2. (to give acidity to)
a. aportarle acidez a
Add a little lime to the sauce to brighten up the flavor.Échale limón a la salsa para aportarle acidez.
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
3. (to become happier)
a. animarse
Amy brightened up as soon as she heard Shane's voice.Amy se animó en cuanto oyó la voz de Shane.
4. (to clear up)
a. despejarse
The sky brightened up in the afternoon.El cielo se despejó en la tarde.
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brighten 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. (room, mood)
a. alegrar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (person, face)
a. animarse
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