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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
lightning /'laitniɳ/
  • 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
Concise 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

Advanced English Dictionary
noun, adjective
+ 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.
+ adjective
very fast or sudden: to move at / with lightning speed + Police made a lightning raid on the house.
Collocation Dictionary


forked, sheet
Forked lightning flickered across the sky.


bolt, flash
A bolt of lightning struck the roof of the building.


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.


bolt, flash | strike
Lightning strikes caused scores of fires across the state.
| speed


thunder and lightning

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