light out
intransitive verb Etymology: 6light Date: 1866 1. to leave in a hurry <
lit out for home at once
>
2. set off

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • light out — [v] run away abscond, depart, escape, head, leave, make, make off, quit, set out, strike out, take a hike, take off; concept 195 Ant. stay, wait …   New thesaurus

  • light out — intransitive verb Etymology: light (VI) : to leave in a hurry : start quickly after the spring roundup, ranch hands light out for the nearest cow town and a good time S.E.Fletcher * * * light out (informal) To decamp • • • Main Entry: ↑light …   Useful english dictionary

  • light out — v. (colloq.) (esp. AE) (D; intr.) to light out for ( to leave for ) USAGE NOTE: The past and past participle of this verb are usu. lit out she lit out for home. * * * (colloq.) (esp. AE) (D; intr.) to light out for (USAGE NOTE: The past and past… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • light out — {v.}, {slang} 1. To run as fast as you can. * /The boy lit out for home with the bully chasing him./ * /On the next pitch the runner will light out for second./ 2. To go away in a hurry; leave suddenly. Often used with for . * /Jack won t be in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • light out — {v.}, {slang} 1. To run as fast as you can. * /The boy lit out for home with the bully chasing him./ * /On the next pitch the runner will light out for second./ 2. To go away in a hurry; leave suddenly. Often used with for . * /Jack won t be in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • light\ out — v slang 1. To run as fast as you can. The boy lit out for home with the bully chasing him. On the next pitch the runner will light out for second. 2. To go away in a hurry; leave suddenly. Often used with for . Jack won t be in town long. He… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • light out — verb a) To run away. As he would hitch it up, the horse would bolt and light out for home. b) To seek to escape pursuit by fleeing. The outlaws lit out for the border when the soldiers came …   Wiktionary

  • light out — Synonyms and related words: bear, dash off, dig out, hasten off, head, hurry away, make, nip, nip off, scamper off, set out, skin out, strike out, take off, tear off, tear out, whip off, whiz off …   Moby Thesaurus

  • light out — N. Amer. informal depart hurriedly. → light …   English new terms dictionary

  • light out — v Move quickly, leave suddenly. When Mel heard Lance was there, he lit out for Megan s place. 1860s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”