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light on/upon sth

formal
phrasal verb with light uk   us   /laɪt/ verb (lit or lighted, lit or lighted)
to find or think of something unexpectedly: We lighted upon the solution entirely by accident.
Translations of “light on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然發現,突然想起…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然发现,突然想起…
(Definition of light on/upon sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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