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  1. 1
    informal to light a cigarette

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of light up

  2. 2
    same as light (sense 2)
  3. 3
    to become bright or light

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  4. 4
    if a light lights up, it starts to shine

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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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