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spotlight

noun [C]  us   /ˈspɑtˌlɑɪt/
a circle of strong light that comes from a lamp whose beam can be directed: Spotlights followed the two dancers around the stage. fig. The incident brought toxic waste into the national spotlight (= directed attention to it).

spotlight

verb [T]  us   /ˈspɑt·lɑɪt/
to light someone or something with a spotlight: fig. Special-interest groups are effective at spotlighting neglected issues (= directing attention to them).
Translations of “spotlight”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聚光燈, 聚光燈照明圈…
in Russian прожектор…
in Turkish sahne ışığı, projektör, spot…
in Chinese (Simplified) 聚光灯, 聚光灯照明圈…
in Polish jupiter, reflektor…
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