red light
noun Date: 1849 a warning signal; especially a red traffic signal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • red-light — /red luyt /, v.t., red lighted, red lighting. Informal. to stop or deter by means of or as if with a red light. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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  • red light — n. 1) to go through, run (AE) a red light (she ran a red light and was fined) 2) at a red light (to stop at a red light) * * * [ˌred laɪt] run (AE) a red light (she ran a red light and was fined) to go through at a red light (to stop at a red… …   Combinatory dictionary

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