alight on/upon

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of alight on/upon

: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

Word by Word Definitions

alight play
  1. : to come down from something (such as a vehicle): such as

  2. : dismount

  3. : deplane

  1. : being on fire

  2. : lighted up

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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