Meaning of LIGHTNING in English
▪ ball , forked , sheet
Forked ~ flickered across the sky.
▪ heat ( esp. AmE )
▪ greased ( figurative )
He jumped out of the car like greased ~ ( = very fast ).
… OF LIGHTNING
▪ bolt , flash , streak
A bolt of ~ struck the roof of the building.
LIGHTNING + VERB
Lightning flashed outside.
▪ illuminate sth , light sth , light sth up
Lightning lit up the night sky.
▪ hit sb/sth , strike sb/sth
Lightning hit the tree.
He was struck by ~.
LIGHTNING + NOUN
▪ bolt , flash
▪ conductor ( BrE ), rod ( AmE )
▪ strike ( AmE )
Lightning strikes caused scores of fires across the state.
▪ thunder and ~
Lightning is used with these nouns: ↑ pace , ↑ reaction , ↑ reflex , ↑ sketch , ↑ speed , ↑ strike
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012