catch alight

1) загораться Some dry leaves caught alight and soon the whole forest was on fire. ≈ Несколько сухих листьев загорелось, и скоро горел весь лес.
2) становиться очень популярным
3) приходить в восторг At the end of his speech, the crowd caught alight and began cheering wildly. ≈ В конце его речи толпа пришла в восторг и начала яростно хлопать.

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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