light verb

1 make sth begin to burn

VERB + LIGHT attempt to, try to | pause to, stop to She paused to light another cigarette.

2 (oftenbe lit) give light to sth

ADV. well a brightly lit room | badly, dimly, poorly a dimly lit street | brightly, brilliantly | softly | briefly, momentarily (figurative) A gleam of humour momentarily lit his face. | suddenly | artificially, electrically | up There was an explosion and the whole sky lit up.

PREP. with (figurative) Her face lit up with pleasure.