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spotlight
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
spotlight /'spɔtlait/
  • danh từ
    • đèn sân khấu
    • sự nổi bật trong công chúng; địa vị nổi bật
Concise Dictionary
spotlit|spotlights|spotlighted|spotlightingnoun
+a focus of public attention
+a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
verb
+move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
+illuminate with a spotlight, as in the theater

Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
1 arc light, searchlight, US pin spotlight, Colloq US (pin) spot:
I couldn't see the audience with the spotlight shining in my eyes.
2 focus (of attention), limelight, public eye:
How does it feel to have been in the spotlight most of your life, Miss Hallward?
v.
3 light (up), illuminate, focus (light) upon or on, shine or shed or throw or cast light upon or on, emphasize, highlight, draw attention to, feature, give prominence to, stress, accentuate, accent, point up, underscore, underline, point up:
The students held a sit-in to spotlight the cuts in their grants.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 (also informal spot) [C] a light with a single, very bright beam that can be directed at a particular place or person; the area of light from this: The room was lit by spotlights. + She stood alone on stage in the spotlight.
2 (the spotlight) [sing.] attention from newspapers, television and the public: Unemployment is once again in the spotlight. + The issue will come under the spotlight when parliament reassembles. + The report has turned the spotlight on the startling rise in street crime. + She was happy to share the spotlight with her sister.
+ verb (spotlit, spotlit )
Help Note: Especially in sense 2, spotlighted is also used for the past tense and past participle.) [VN]
1 to shine a spotlight on sb/sth: a spotlit stage
2 to give special attention to a problem, situation, etc. so that people notice it
Synonym: HIGHLIGHT
The programme spotlights serious financial problems in the health service.
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 lamp

VERB + SPOTLIGHT

shine on
They shone the spotlight on a woman waving at the back of the audience.
| step into
He stepped into the spotlight to the wild applause of the crowd.

SPOTLIGHT + VERB

be on sb/sth, fall on sb/sth, shine on sb/sth

PREP.

in/under the ~
It was hot under the spotlights.

2 public attention/interest

ADJ.

national, public | media

VERB + SPOTLIGHT

come into/under
This issue will come under the spotlight at tomorrow's meeting.
| bring sth into, put, throw, turn
These revelations threw a spotlight on the shakiness of the economy.
| share
The captain had to share the spotlight with the new young star.
| steal

SPOTLIGHT + VERB

be on sb/sth, fall on sb/sth, turn on sb/sth

PREP.

in/under the ~
The quality of food in the shops is back in the spotlight.
| out of the ~
The affair is now out of the spotlight.



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