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spotlight

  
  (figurative)  
1   
      vb   accentuate, draw attention to, feature, focus attention on, give prominence to, highlight, illuminate, point up, throw into relief  
2   
      n   attention, fame, interest, limelight, notoriety, public attention, public eye  
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spotlight

  
  ( spotlights    plural & 3rd person present)   ( spotlighting    present participle)   ( spotlighted    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A spotlight is a powerful light, for example in a theatre, which can be directed so that it lights up a small area.  
2       verb   If something spotlights a particular problem or situation, it makes people notice it and think about it.   (=highlight)  
...a new book spotlighting female entrepreneurs.      V n  
3    Someone or something that is in the spotlight is getting a great deal of public attention.  
in the spotlight      phrase   v-link PHR  
Webb is back in the spotlight.     

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spot, sporting, spoil, spotless

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