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Lighten up   /lˈaɪtən əp/   Listen
Lighten up

verb
1.
Make more cheerful.  Synonyms: buoy up, lighten.
2.
Become more cheerful.  Synonyms: buoy up, lighten.
3.
Make lighter or brighter.  Synonyms: brighten, lighten.
4.
Become lighter.  Synonym: lighten.






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"Lighten up" Quotes from Famous Books



... of the kind. Use your pillows, and Ruth and I will make frilled covers out of art-muslin, at threepence a yard. They will look charming, and lighten up the dark corners. We are used to that sort of work at home. We made a cosy corner for the drawing-room out of old packing-cases and a Liberty curtain, and it is easier and more comfortable than any ...
— The Fortunes of the Farrells • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey



Words linked to "Lighten up" :   darken, modify, illuminate, brighten, light, alter, weigh down, irradiate, light up, change, buoy up, illume, cheer, cheer up, lighten, illumine, chirk up



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