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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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headlighthead‧light /ˈhedlaɪt/ (also headlamp) noun [countable usually plural]  1 TTCone of the large lights at the front of a vehicle, or the beam of light produced by this Suddenly, a figure appeared in my headlights.2 like a rabbit/deer caught in headlights
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headlightIt was that hour of dusk when the streetlights and headlights come on but make little difference.And suddenly there was action - the van roared into reverse, rushing away from them, its headlights on full beam.The Dodge mounted the kerb, headlights suddenly stabbing out on full beam.I feel the scything headlights sweep towards this orchard sanctuary.One is prone to dousing the headlights accidentally while signaling.He caught something-a woman-in the headlights, standing at the roadside with a suitcase.The other jeeps pulled up and drove alongside Lampard, all their headlights full on, searching for aircraft.in ... headlightsSouthern species often sit in dirt roads or sandy tracks and appear in car headlights.Brush slapped the bottom of the cab A chain-link fence veered toward me, brilliant in the headlights, and veered away.She said she felt like a rabbit caught in the headlights and her teeth felt too big for her mouth.Gore reacted like a rabbit caught in the headlights.The man was standing undecided in the middle of the road like a rabbit caught in headlights at night.She was pressed up against his door as traffic flowed past, bathing her in headlights.Occasionally a car would pass, fix him like a moth in its headlights, and then vanish.He caught something-a woman-in the headlights, standing at the roadside with a suitcase.
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