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spotlight noun

1 lamp

VERB + SPOTLIGHT shine on They shone the spotlight on a woman waving at the back of the audience. | step into He stepped into the spotlight to the wild applause of the crowd.

SPOTLIGHT + VERB be on sb/sth, fall on sb/sth, shine on sb/sth

PREP. in/under the ~ It was hot under the spotlights.

2 public attention/interest

ADJ. national, public | media

VERB + SPOTLIGHT come into/under This issue will come under the spotlight at tomorrow's meeting. | bring sth into, put, throw, turn These revelations threw a spotlight on the shakiness of the economy. | share The captain had to share the spotlight with the new young star. | steal

SPOTLIGHT + VERB be on sb/sth, fall on sb/sth, turn on sb/sth

PREP. in/under the ~ The quality of food in the shops is back in the spotlight. | out of the ~ The affair is now out of the spotlight.