Translation of "spotlight" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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spotlightnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈspɒt.laɪt/ us /ˈspɑːt.laɪt/

C2 UK informal spot a lamp whose beam can be directed, or a circle of light produced by such a lamp

聚光灯;聚光灯照明圈
in the spotlight

C2 (of a person) receiving a lot of public attention

(人)备受关注的,为公众瞩目的
The senator has been in the spotlight recently since the revelation of his tax frauds. 自从参议员的纳税欺诈行为曝光后,他就成了公众关注的焦点。

spotlightverb [ T ]

uk /ˈspɒt.laɪt/ us /ˈspɑːt.laɪt/ spotlighted or spotlit, spotlighted or spotlit

to light something or someone with a spotlight

用聚光灯照亮
The paintings in the alcove were spotlit from below. 聚光灯从下方照亮了壁龛里的画。

If something spotlights a particular situation, it directs public attention to it.

使公众瞩目;引起公众关注

(Translation of “spotlight” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)