lightning


lightning
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noun
ADJECTIVE
ball, forked, sheet

Forked lightning flickered across the sky.

heat (esp. AmE)
greased (figurative)

He jumped out of the car like greased lightning (= very fast).

… OF LIGHTNING
bolt, flash, streak

A bolt of lightning 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.

LIGHTNING + NOUN
bolt, flash
storm
conductor (BrE), rod (AmE)
strike (AmE)

Lightning strikes caused scores of fires across the state.

PHRASES
thunder and lightning
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adj.
Lightning is used with these nouns: ↑pace, ↑reaction, ↑reflex, ↑sketch, ↑speed, ↑strike

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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