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lahy tuhn

  • v  make more cheerful
    the conversation lightened me up a bit
  • v  reduce the weight on; make lighter
    she lightened the load on the tired donkey
  • v  become more cheerful
    after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit
  • v  make lighter or brighter
  • v  become lighter
    The room lightened up
  • v  alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive
    lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents

  • The blasts turn to laughs soon after when, to lighten the mood, Gibson has the crew bring out a stuffed jaguar and leads the extras running away in mock terror.
  • If I make the same blunder on the D40, I could lighten up the shots right on the camera, which saves the edited image as a separate file, in case you don't like the fix.
  • If all that feels a bit too heavy, there are plenty of sites happy to lighten things up.
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