Become or cause to become less serious or gloomy, and more cheerful. For example, Lighten up, Samit'll turn out all right. This slangy expression transfers reducing a physical weight to a change of mood or attitude.
|1.||make more cheerful; "the conversation lightened me up a bit" [syn: lighten] [ant: weigh down]|
|2.||become more cheerful; "after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit" [syn: lighten]|
|3.||make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room" [syn: brighten] [ant: darken]|
|4.||become lighter; "The room lightened up" [syn: lighten] [ant: darken]|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|