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English definition of “light”

light

verb     /laɪt/ (past tense and past participle lit, lighted)
BURN [I, T] B1 to start to burn , or to make something start to burn : to light a candle / cigarette / fire The wood was damp and wouldn't light.Starting fires
BRIGHT [T] B2 to produce light somewhere so that you can see things: [often passive] The room was lit by a single light bulb . Burning buildings lit up the sky .Emitting and casting light
(Definition of light verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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