alight from

alight from
Get off, get out of.

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  • alight from — phr verb Alight from is used with these nouns as the object: ↑carriage, ↑train …   Collocations dictionary

  • alight — a|light1 [əˈlaıt] adj [not before noun] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from a + light] 1.) burning ▪ The car was set alight and pushed over a hill. 2.) literary someone whose face or eyes are alight looks excited, happy, etc alight with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • alight — [[t]əla͟ɪt[/t]] alights, alighting, alighted 1) ADJ: v n ADJ, v link ADJ If something is alight, it is burning. Several buildings were set alight... The gas fire was still alight. Syn: ablaze 2) ADJ: v link ADJ, oft ADJ with n If someone s eyes… …   English dictionary

  • alight — v. (formal) (D; intr.) to alight from (to alight from a vehicle) * * * [ə laɪt] (formal) (D; intr.) to alight from (to alight from a vehicle) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • alight — vb 1 *descend, dismount Contrasted words: mount, *ascend, scale, climb 2 Alight, light, land, perch, roost share the meaning to come to rest after or as if after a flight, a descent, or a fall. Alight suggests previous controlled or gentle… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Alight — A*light , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Alighted}sometimes {Alit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alighting}.] [OE. alihten, fr. AS. [=a]l[=i]htan; pref. [=a] (cf. Goth. us , G. er , orig. meaning out) + l[=i]htan, to alight, orig. to render light, to remove a burden… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alight — Ⅰ. alight [1] ► VERB 1) formal, chiefly Brit. descend from a vehicle. 2) (alight on) chance to notice. ORIGIN Old English. Ⅱ. alight [2] …   English terms dictionary

  • alight — 1. v.intr. 1 a (often foll. by from) descend from a vehicle. b dismount from a horse. 2 descend and settle; come to earth from the air. 3 (foll. by on) find by chance; notice. Etymology: OE alihtan (as A (2), lihtan LIGHT(2) v.) 2. predic.adj. 1… …   Useful english dictionary

  • alight — 1. verb /əˈlaɪt/ a) (with from) To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount; as , passengers alighting from the carriage. b) (with on) To descend and settle …   Wiktionary

  • alight — {{11}}alight (adj.) on fire, early 15c., apparently from M.E. aliht, pp. of alihton (O.E. on lihtan) to light up, also to shine upon (see LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.)). {{12}}alight (v.) to descend, dismount, O.E. alihtan, originally to lighten, take… …   Etymology dictionary

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