light

I
adj.

1) to make light of ('to attach little importance to')

2) light of foot

II
n.
illumination
source of brightness

1) to put on, switch on, turn on a light

2) to shine a light on smt.

3) to cast, shed light on smt.

4) to extinguish, turn off, turn out a light

5) to dim the lights, turn the lights down; to turn the lights up

6) a bright, strong; dull, faint; harsh; soft light; moonlight; sunlight

7) an electric; klieg; landing; neon; overhead; pilot; strobe; traffic light

8) (on a car) a backup (AE), reversing (BE); dome; instrument; parking light; taillight

9) a light flickers; goes on; goes out; the lights are off, out; the lights are on

10) light travels (very fast)

11) (BE) the lights have fused ('a fuse has blown')

12) by the light of (to read by the light of a candle)

traffic light

13) to go through a light

14) against a light (to cross against the light)

15) at a light (to stop at a light)

flame used to light a cigarette

16) to give smb. a light

misc.

17) in light of ('in view of'); in the harsh lightof reality; a guiding light ('one who sets an example'); to see the light ('to comprehend the truth'); to bring smt. to light ('to make smt. known'); to come to light ('to become known'); she wanted to see her name in lights ('she wanted to succeed on the stage and become famous'); the northern lights; the southern lights

III

v. (D; intr.) to light on, upon ('to come across') (to light on a rare dictionary)

* * *
[laɪt]
dome
dull
goes on
goes out
in the harsh lightof reality
klieg
neon
overhead
parking light
shed light on smt.
soft light
strobe
strong
switch on
taillight
the northern lights
the southern lights
the lights are off
the lights are on
to turn the lights up
turn on a light
turn out a light
turn the lights down
a guiding light ('one who sets an example')
she wanted to see her name in lights ('she wanted to succeed on the stage and become famous')
to come to light ('to become known')
to see the light ('to comprehend the truth')
to bring smt. to light ('to make smt. known')
reversing (BE)
upon (to light on a rare dictionary; 'to come across')
(D; intr.) to light on
['flame used to light a cigarette'] to give smb. a light
['illumination'] ['source of brightness'] to put on
['traffic light'] to go through a light
a bright
a light flickers
an electric
to cast
to dim the lights
to extinguish
to shine a light on smt.
lightof foot
(BE) the lights have fused ('a fuse has blown')
['misc. '] in light of ('in view of)
to make light of ('to attach little importance to')
(on a car) a backup (AE)
against a light (to cross against the light)
by the light of (to read by the light of a candle)
at a light (to stop at a light)
light travels (very fast)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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