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Definition of alight verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal or )Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they alight
    he / she / it alights
    past simple alighted
    -ing form alighting
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  1. 1(literary) [intransitive] alight (in/on/upon something) (of a bird or an insect) to land in or on something after flying to it synonym land
  2. 2[intransitive] alight (from something) to get out of a bus, a train, or other vehicle Do not alight from a moving bus.
  3. Phrasal Verbsalight on/upon something
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