to light up
- start to burn with a bright flame
to light up
- Let's put up the tent while it is still light.
- I suddenly stood up and felt faint and light-headed.
- He got up to see if he had turned off the light in the kitchen.
- After a light swim, I came up from the water and sat down on the poolside.
- At sunset, the crickets begin to chirp and the fireflies light up the night.
- A beam of light through the window woke the professor up out of a deep sleep.
- The detective held the wine glass up to the light checking for fingerprints.
- They will make your party guests light up like a Jack-O-Lantern!
- At one time, people would not have hesitated to light up a cigarette in stations, restaurants, or hospital waiting rooms.
- The staff at the company tried to cover up the truth, but soon it came to light.
- This fold-up umbrella is really small and light, so it's easy to carry around. It's a little pricey, but I think I'll get it.
- You know you have a problem when you light up a cigarette while you already have one lit in the ashtray.
- You wake up lying on the rocky floor of a dark cave. A little light filters down from above. You can just make out a couple of openings leading away from the cave. What do you do now?
- The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.
- must light up when the service brake is applied.