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English definition of “alight”

alight

verb [I] (GET OUT OF)    /əˈlaɪt/ old-fashioned, formal
to get out of a vehicle, especially a train or bus: The suspect alighted from the train at Euston and proceeded to Heathrow.Boarding and alighting from modes of transport
(Definition of alight verb (GET OUT OF) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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