Meaning of LIGHTNING in English

LIGHTNING

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ 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

▪ flash

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

▪ storm

▪ conductor ( BrE ), rod ( AmE )

▪ strike ( AmE )

Lightning strikes caused scores of fires across the state.

PHRASES

▪ thunder and ~

II.

adj.

Lightning is used with these nouns: ↑ pace , ↑ reaction , ↑ reflex , ↑ sketch , ↑ speed , ↑ strike

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