Translation of "alight" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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alightadjective [ after verb ]

uk /əˈlaɪt/ us /əˈlaɪt/

alight adjective [ after verb ] (BURNING)


I had to use a bit of petrol to get the fire alight. 我不得不倒了一點汽油才生著了火。
The rioters overturned several cars and set them alight. 暴徒掀翻了幾輛汽車並將其付之一炬。
He was smoking in bed and his blankets caught alight. 他在床上抽煙,把毯子點著了。

alight adjective [ after verb ] (SHINING BRIGHTLY)

brightly lit up

The sky was alight with hundreds of fireworks. 無數的煙花把天空照得如同白晝。

literary showing excitement and happiness

Her eyes were alight with mischief. 她的眼神裡透著調皮。


uk /əˈlaɪt/ us /əˈlaɪt/ old-fashioned

alight verb (GET OUT OF)

[ I ] formal to get out of a vehicle, especially a train or bus

The suspect alighted from the train at Euston and proceeded to Heathrow. 嫌疑犯在尤斯頓下了火車,接著又趕往希斯洛機場。

alight verb (LAND ON)

[ I + adv/prep ] formal to land on something

A butterfly alighted gently on the flower. 一隻蝴蝶輕輕落在那朵花上。

[ I + adv/prep ] literary to find or unexpectedly see something

As she glanced round the room her eyes alighted upon a small child. 她環視房間,目光無意中落在一個小孩身上。
I spent an hour in the bookshop before alighting on the perfect present. 我在書店裡逛了一個小時才發現這本書——當作禮物真是再合適不過了。

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