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Definition of green-light verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

green-light

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌɡriːn ˈlaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡriːn ˈlaɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they green-light
BrE BrE//ˌɡriːn ˈlaɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡriːn ˈlaɪt//
 
he / she / it green-lights
BrE BrE//ˌɡriːn ˈlaɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡriːn ˈlaɪts//
 
past simple green-lighted
BrE BrE//ˌɡriːn ˈlaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡriːn ˈlaɪtɪd//
 
past simple green-lit
BrE BrE//ˌɡriːn ˈlɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡriːn ˈlɪt//
 
past participle green-lighted
BrE BrE//ˌɡriːn ˈlaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡriːn ˈlaɪtɪd//
 
past participle green-lit
BrE BrE//ˌɡriːn ˈlɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡriːn ˈlɪt//
 
-ing form green-lighting
BrE BrE//ˌɡriːn ˈlaɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡriːn ˈlaɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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green-light something to give permission for a project, etc. to start or continue The government has green-lighted $58 billion in spending on infrastructure projects over the next 10 years. A sixth season of the show has been green-lit.

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