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alight

adjective   /əˈlaɪt/
burning ardiendo I had to use a bit of petrol to get the fire alight. The rioters overturned several cars and set them alight. He was smoking in bed and his blankets caught alight.1285
brightly lit up iluminado The sky was alight with hundreds of fireworks.1497
verb   /əˈlaɪt/ old-fashioned
formal to get out of a vehicle, especially a train or bus apearse The suspect alighted from the train at Euston and proceeded to Heathrow.1598
formal to land on something posarse A butterfly alighted gently on the flower.1598
(Definition of alight from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

alight

verb /əˈlait/ ( past tense, past participle alighted)
(formal) to get down from or out of apearse de The passengers alighted from the bus.
(with on) (literary) to settle or land on posarse The bird alighted on the fence.
(Definition of alight from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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