English version

light on/upon something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlight on/upon something phrasal verb literary1 SEEto notice or find something by chance His eye lit on a ruby ring. I thought I might have lit upon an ancient manuscript.2 DOWNif a bird or insect lights on something, it stops flying and stands on it light→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
light on/upon He left all the lights on.If you are leaving your caravan at night, leave a light on.He's too light on his feet.The baker and the newsagent were open and there was a light on in the Carabinieri station that stood between them.First, that the particles or riders must seemingly go faster than light on occasion.I was light on the skids, the troops were out.In fact, there have been a few carefully done pieces of relevant research that shed some light on the subject.It's a dance designed for fat people who are not light on their feet.
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Verb table
light
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylight
he, she, itlights
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylitlighted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lit
he, she, ithas lit
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lit
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill light
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lit
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam lighting
he, she, itis lighting
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you, we, theyare lighting
Past
I, he, she, itwas lighting
you, we, theywere lighting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been lighting
he, she, ithas been lighting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been lighting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be lighting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been lighting
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