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light out

Definition of light out in English:

North American informal Depart hurriedly: he lit out for California to ‘find’ himself
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  • Janie then lit out of the house with her shotgun, telling Pa she was off to find Lyddie June.
  • MacAdams, a white poet and journalist from Texas who lit out for the cool of New York, is part of it too.
  • We are a society of people who light out for the territory when problems come along.
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