throw light upon

  • 1 throw light upon — index define, elucidate, explain, explicate, exposit, interpret, resolve (solve), solve …

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  • 2 throw\ light\ upon — • cast light (up)on • shed light (up)on • throw light (up)on v. phr. To explain; illuminate; clarify. The letters that were found suddenly cast a new light on the circumstances of Tom s disappearance. Einstein s General theory of Relativity threw …

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  • 3 throw\ light\ on — • cast light (up)on • shed light (up)on • throw light (up)on v. phr. To explain; illuminate; clarify. The letters that were found suddenly cast a new light on the circumstances of Tom s disappearance. Einstein s General theory of Relativity threw …

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  • 4 cast\ light\ upon — • cast light (up)on • shed light (up)on • throw light (up)on v. phr. To explain; illuminate; clarify. The letters that were found suddenly cast a new light on the circumstances of Tom s disappearance. Einstein s General theory of Relativity threw …

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  • 5 shed\ light\ upon — • cast light (up)on • shed light (up)on • throw light (up)on v. phr. To explain; illuminate; clarify. The letters that were found suddenly cast a new light on the circumstances of Tom s disappearance. Einstein s General theory of Relativity threw …

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  • 6 Light — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Light >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 light light ray beam stream gleam streak pencil Sgm: N 1 sunbeam sunbeam moonbeam Sgm: N 1 aurora aurora GRP: N 2 …

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  • 7 light — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I adj. airy (see levity); frivolous, jesting, jocular, lightsome; giddy, dizzy, flighty; wanton; nimble, agile; flippant, pert, insouciant; humorous; trivial. See cheerfulness, unimportance, impurity,… …

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  • 8 light — Synonyms and related words: ASA scale, Anschauung, British candle, Hefner candle, Mickey Mouse, Paphian, Scheiner scale, Very flare, abuse, accented, account, acquaintance, active, aerial, aeriform, aery, agile, airish, airlike, airy, alabaster,… …

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  • 9 light up — Synonyms and related words: annoy, arouse, awake, awaken, bank, beacon, blow the coals, blow up, brace up, brighten, brighten up, buck up, burn, call forth, call up, cheer up, chirk up, conflagrate, enkindle, enlighten, enrage, excite, fan, fan… …

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  • 10 throw — [thrō] vt. threw, thrown, throwing [ME throwen, to twist, wring, hurl < OE thrawan, to throw, twist, akin to Ger drehen, to twist, turn < IE base * ter , to rub, rub with turning motion, bore > THRASH, THREAD, Gr teirein, L terere, to… …

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  • 11 light — Ⅰ. light [1] ► NOUN 1) the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible; electromagnetic radiation from about 390 to 740 nm in wavelength. 2) a source of illumination. 3) a device producing a flame or spark. 4) (lights) traffic… …

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  • 12 throw — [[t]θro͟ʊ[/t]] ♦♦ throws, throwing, threw, thrown 1) VERB When you throw an object that you are holding, you move your hand or arm quickly and let go of the object, so that it moves through the air. [V n prep/adv] He spent hours throwing a tennis …

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  • 13 throw — v. & n. v.tr. (past threw; past part. thrown) 1 propel with some force through the air or in a particular direction. 2 force violently into a specified position or state (the ship was thrown on the rocks; threw themselves down). 3 compel suddenly …

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  • 14 light — light1 lightful, adj. lightfully, adv. /luyt/, n., adj., lighter, lightest, v., lighted or lit, lighting. n. 1. something that makes things visible or affords illumination: All colors depend on light. 2. Physics …

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  • 15 light — I n 1. illumination, luminescence, luminosity, radiation, shining, beaming, gleaming; luminousness, brilliance, radiance, lambency, luster, shine, effulgence; irradiation, glow, glowing, fluorescence, in candescence, phosphorescence; brightness,… …

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  • 16 light — light1 [ laıt ] noun *** 1. ) uncount brightness from the sun or from a light, which allows you to see things: The room gets a lot of light in the afternoons. light shines: Light from the street lamps was shining through a gap in the curtains. a… …

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  • 17 light — I. /laɪt / (say luyt) noun 1. that which makes things visible, or affords illumination: all colours depend on light. 2. Physics a. Also, luminous energy, radiant energy. electromagnetic radiation to which the organs of sight react, ranging in… …

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  • 18 light — I [[t]la͟ɪt[/t]] BRIGHTNESS OR ILLUMINATION ♦♦ lights, lighting, lit, lighted, lighter, lightest (The form lit is the usual past tense and past participle, but the form lighted is also used.) 1) N UNCOUNT: also the N Light is the brightness that… …

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  • 19 light — I 1. noun 1) the light of candles Syn: illumination, brightness, luminescence, luminosity, shining, gleaming, gleam, brilliance, radiance, luster, glowing, glow, blaze, glare, dazzle; sunlight, moonlig …

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  • 20 Throw — Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L. terebra …

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