alight upon


alight upon
v.
1 caer en cuenta de, caer en la cuenta de, darse cuenta de.
2 posarse sobre, empericarse en.

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  • alight upon — alight (up)on (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Archaic. To find or meet by chance: bump into, chance on (or upon), come across, come on (or upon), find, happen on (or upon), light on (or upon), run across, run into, stumble on (or upon), tumble on.… …   English dictionary for students

  • alight upon — Synonyms and related words: blunder upon, bump into, chance upon, come across, come among, come down on, come on, come up against, come upon, confront, descend upon, discover serendipitously, drop on, encounter, fall across, fall among, fall foul …   Moby Thesaurus

  • alight upon — land on; bump into; come across …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alight upon something — aˈlight on/upon sth derived to think of, find or notice sth, especially by chance • Eventually, we alighted on the idea of seeking sponsorship. • Her eyes suddenly alighted on the bundle of documents. Main entry: ↑alightderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • alight on/upon — [phrasal verb] alight on/upon (something) : to see, notice, or think of (something) Her eye/eyes alighted on a strange man in the crowd. a speaker who easily alights upon topics that interest a wide audience • • • Main Entry: ↑alight …   Useful english dictionary

  • alight on — alight (up)on (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Archaic. To find or meet by chance: bump into, chance on (or upon), come across, come on (or upon), find, happen on (or upon), light on (or upon), run across, run into, stumble on (or upon), tumble on.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Alight — A*light , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Alighted}sometimes {Alit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alighting}.] [OE. alihten, fr. AS. [=a]l[=i]htan; pref. [=a] (cf. Goth. us , G. er , orig. meaning out) + l[=i]htan, to alight, orig. to render light, to remove a burden… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alight — alight1 [ə līt′] vi. alighted or alit, alighting [ME alighten < OE ālīhtan < a , out, off + līhtan, to dismount, render light < liht: see LIGHT2 (to dismount)] 1. to get down or off; dismount 2. to come down after flight; descend and… …   English World dictionary

  • alight — a|light1 [əˈlaıt] adj [not before noun] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from a + light] 1.) burning ▪ The car was set alight and pushed over a hill. 2.) literary someone whose face or eyes are alight looks excited, happy, etc alight with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • alight — [[t]əla͟ɪt[/t]] alights, alighting, alighted 1) ADJ: v n ADJ, v link ADJ If something is alight, it is burning. Several buildings were set alight... The gas fire was still alight. Syn: ablaze 2) ADJ: v link ADJ, oft ADJ with n If someone s eyes… …   English dictionary

  • alight — {{11}}alight (adj.) on fire, early 15c., apparently from M.E. aliht, pp. of alihton (O.E. on lihtan) to light up, also to shine upon (see LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.)). {{12}}alight (v.) to descend, dismount, O.E. alihtan, originally to lighten, take… …   Etymology dictionary