- 1 (make less heavy)(load/workload)
quitarle peso a
aligerar (de peso)(debt)
reducir(responsibility/conscience)to lighten the tone of a speech
descargardarle un tono menos grave a un discursobeat the mixture well to lighten itbata bien la mezcla para que quede esponjosaExample sentences
- When they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.
- The menu has been conceived along American or lightened Continental lines, and despite an occasional, surprising flaw, the food is generally well prepared.
- To make matters worse, Ellen wasn't lightening the homework load one bit.
- 2 [literary](cares)
- But Dad, he seriously needs to lighten up, maybe get a girlfriend or something.
- As usual, there was a large group of rowdy sailors surrounding the table, which actually helped to lighten up the heavy atmosphere.
- I guess they were trying to lighten up the atmosphere… or something like that.
- 1 (make brighter)(room)
dar más luz a(sky)
- As the sky began to lighten in the east, humans and lizards moved quickly through the trees, wearing earthen colors and staying as low as possible to the ground.
- The sky was beginning to lighten in the east, which meant they were running out of time.
- I could watch the last star fade as the sky lightened and birds began to chatter amongst themselves about the coming day.
- 2 (make paler)(color/hair)
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