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spotlight

1 noun bright lightspotsolas masc  c m u 2 noun focus of attentionthe media spotlight is on bullying tá na meáin ag díriú ar an mbulaíochthe likes being in the spotlight is maith leis bheith i lár an aonaigh, is maith leis aird a tharraingt air féinthe nursing home came under the spotlight bhí an teach altranais i mbéal an phobail, tarraingíodh aird an phobail ar an teach altranaisshe stays out of the spotlight ní tharraingíonn sí aon aird uirthi féinthe spotlight will be on Croke Park today beidh aird an phobail ar Pháirc an Chrócaigh inniu, beidh gach duine ag faire ar Pháirc an Chrócaigh inniuthe programme put the spotlight on the plight of refugees dhírigh an clár aird ar chás na dteifeach
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3 verb shine a bright light on TRANSITIVEspotsolas a dhíriú arspotsolas a chur ara corner of the stage was spotlighted cuireadh spotsolas ar chúinne den stáitse, bhí spotsolas ar chúinne den stáitse 4 verb focus attention on TRANSITIVEaird a tharraingt araird a dhíriú arto spotlight sth aird a tharraingt ar rud, aird a dhíriú ar rud