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English definition of “light”

light

verb [I or T] (START FLAMES)    /laɪt/ (lit or lighted, lit or lighted)
B1 to start to burn or to make something start to burn : to light a fire I can't get the cooker to light. He lit his fifth cigarette in half an hour .Starting fires
(Definition of light verb (START FLAMES) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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