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1lightning/ˈlaɪtnɪŋ/noun
1lightning
/ˈlaɪtnɪŋ/
noun
Learner's definition of LIGHTNING  
[noncount]
: the flashes of light that are produced in the sky during a storm
— compare thundersee also heat lightning

catch/capture lightning in a bottle

chiefly US
: to succeed in a way that is very lucky or unlikely

lightning never strikes (the same place) twice

— used to say that a very unusual event is not likely to happen again to the same person or in the same place

like (greased) lightning

informal
: very quickly
2lightning/ˈlaɪtnɪŋ/adjective
2lightning
/ˈlaɪtnɪŋ/
adjective
Learner's definition of LIGHTNING  
always used before a noun
: moving or done very quickly

— lightning

adverb
— used in combination
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