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spotlight

[ spot-lahyt ]
/ 藞sp蓲t藢la瑟t /
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noun
verb (used with object), spot路light路ed or spot路lit, spot路light路ing.
verb (used without object), spot路light路ed or spot路lit, spot路light路ing.
to hunt by using a spotlight.
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Origin of spotlight

First recorded in 1910鈥15; spot + light1

OTHER WORDS FROM spotlight

spotlighter, nounun路spot路light路ed, adjective
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How to use spotlight in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for spotlight

spotlight
/ (藞sp蓲t藢la瑟t) /

noun
a powerful light focused so as to illuminate a small area, usually mounted so that it can be directed at will
the spotlight the focus of attention
verb -lights, -lighting, -lit or -lighted (tr)
to direct a spotlight on
to focus attention on
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with spotlight

spotlight

see in the limelight (spotlight); steal the show (spotlight).

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