English - Vietnamese Dictionary
lightning /'laitniɳ/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- chớp, tia chớp
- as quick as lightning; like lightning; with lightning speed: nhanh như chớp, trong nháy mắt
- a lightning strike: cuộc đình công đột ngột (không báo trước)
- lightning war: chiến tranh chớp nhoáng
lightnings'laɪtnɪŋAdvanced English Dictionary
+abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
+the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more
noun, adjectiveCollocation Dictionary
+ noun [U] a flash, or several flashes, of very bright light in the sky caused by electricity: a flash of lightning + a violent storm with thunder and lightning + He was struck by lightning and killed. + (AmE) Lightning strikes caused scores of fires across the state.
Idioms: lightning never strikes (in the same place) twice (saying) an unusual or unpleasant event is not likely to happen in the same place or to the same people twice
like (greased) lightning very fast: He leapt out of the car like lightning.
very fast or sudden: to move at / with lightning speed + Police made a lightning raid on the house.
Forked lightning flickered across the sky.
A bolt of lightning struck the roof of the building.
LIGHTNING + VERB
flash, flicker, fork, light sth (up)
Lightning flashed outside. Lightning lit up the night sky.
| hit sb/sth, strike sb/sth
Lightning hit the tree. He was struck by lightning.
LIGHTNING + NOUN
bolt, flash | strike
Lightning strikes caused scores of fires across the state.
thunder and lightning
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