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spotlightnoun [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).

spotlightverb [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).
(Definition of spotlight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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spotlightnoun [C]

uk   /ˈspɒt.laɪt/ us   /ˈspɑːt.laɪt/

spotlightverb [T]

uk   /ˈspɒt.laɪt/ us   /ˈspɑːt.laɪt/ spotlighted or spotlit, spotlighted or spotlit
(Definition of spotlight from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spotlight”
in Chinese (Simplified) 聚光灯, 聚光灯照明圈…
in Turkish sahne ışığı, projektör, spot…
in Russian прожектор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聚光燈, 聚光燈照明圈…
in Polish jupiter, reflektor…
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