cast light on

cast light on
throw (or cast or shed) light on help to explain by providing further information.
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  • cast light on — To clarify, help to explain ● light * * * see light I * * * cast light on see ↑light, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑cast …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast\ light\ on — • cast light (up)on • shed light (up)on • throw light (up)on v. phr. To explain; illuminate; clarify. The letters that were found suddenly cast a new light on the circumstances of Tom s disappearance. Einstein s General theory of Relativity threw …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cast\ light\ upon — • cast light (up)on • shed light (up)on • throw light (up)on v. phr. To explain; illuminate; clarify. The letters that were found suddenly cast a new light on the circumstances of Tom s disappearance. Einstein s General theory of Relativity threw …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cast light upon — index elucidate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cast light — clarify; shine light upon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cast light on — See throw some light on …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • cast light on sth — cast/shed light on sth ► to show something about a situation that was previously unknown: »This sheds new light on why e business investment does not always lead to improved firm performance. Main Entry: ↑light …   Financial and business terms

  • cast light on something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cast — (k[.a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cast}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Casting}.] [Cf. Dan. kaste, Icel. & Sw. kasta; perh. akin to L. {gerere} to bear, carry. E. jest.] 1. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel. [1913 Webster] Uzziah… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cast — (k[.a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cast}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Casting}.] [Cf. Dan. kaste, Icel. & Sw. kasta; perh. akin to L. {gerere} to bear, carry. E. jest.] 1. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel. [1913 Webster] Uzziah… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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