verb (used with object), spot·light·ed or spot·lit, spot·light·ing.
verb (used without object), spot·light·ed or spot·lit, spot·light·ing.
Related formsspot·light·er, nounun·spot·light·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for spotlight
Fumes filled the arena, engines revved, and the beastly vehicles made their way out on to the spotlight.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had all the pressure of people in the spotlight and was unbelievably rigorous about keeping it real.
In this age of selfies, the president had chosen someone who never seeks the spotlight and lets her work speak for itself.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch|Michael Daly|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dredging up the Wichita Massacre puts the two justices who were part of the 6-to-1 majority ruling in the spotlight.
Because they knew even as they succeeded in hogging the spotlight people were snickering at them.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lloyd George is fascinatingly magnetic in and out of the spotlight while Smuts is more coldly logical.An African Adventure|Isaac F. Marcosson
Number 29 blue in the spotlight gives a summer moonlight; number 35 is best for a winter moonlight scene.The Art of Stage Dancing|Ned Wayburn
They refused even to be chained by the novelty of a slender tenor as a new Russian star held the spotlight.The Law of Hemlock Mountain|Hugh Lundsford
"I guess mother will be gladder than any of us," replied Betty promptly, trying to shift the spotlight from herself.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
He shut off the spotlight; and he stumbled over his own feet in getting to the door.The Girls of Hillcrest Farm|Amy Bell Marlowe
British Dictionary definitions for spotlight
verb -lights, -lighting, -lit or -lighted (tr)
Idioms and Phrases with spotlight
see in the limelight (spotlight); steal the show (spotlight).