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My brother, intensely cautious, never makes a decision lightly.

All are not merry that dance lightly.

Lightly come, lightly go.

不费力的 lightly; toilless

扒拉 [bā lā] /push lightly/

轻打 [qīng dǎ] /tap/hit lightly/

轻轻 [qīng qīng] /lightly/softly/

轻伤 [qīng shāng] /lightly wounded/minor injuries/

轻易 [qīng yì] /easily/lightly/rashly/

{adj: agile, nimble, quick, spry} moving quickly and lightly
"sleek and agile as a gymnast"
"as nimble as a deer"
"nimble fingers"
"quick of foot"
"the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"

{adj: brushed} touched lightly in passing; grazed against
"of all the people brushed against in a normal day on a city street I remember not a one"

{adj: drizzling} (of rain) falling lightly in very small drops
"a raw drizzing rain"

{adj: grazed} scraped or touched lightly in passing
"his grazed and bleeding arm proved he had been in the line of fire"

{adj: impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy} characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
"a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"

{adj: light-armed, lightly-armed} armed with light weapons

{adj: lightly armored, lightly armoured} equipped with armor heavy enough to provide protection against fire from light arms

{adj: real} not to be taken lightly
"statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"
"to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"

{adj: tickling, tingling, titillating} exciting by touching lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements

{adv: heavily, intemperately, hard} indulging excessively
"he drank heavily"
<-> lightly

{adv: lightly, light} with few burdens
"experienced travellers travel light"

{adv: lightly, softly, gently} with little weight or force
"she kissed him lightly on the forehead"

{adv: lightly} indulging with temperance
"we eat lightly in the morning"
<-> heavily

{adv: lightly} to a slight degree
"her speech is only lightly accented"

{adv: lightly} with indifference or without dejection
"he took it lightly"

{adv: lightly} without good reason
"one cannot say such things lightly"

{adv: thinly, lightly} in a small quantity or extent
"spread the margarine thinly over the meat"
"apply paint lightly"
<-> thickly

{n: Ornithomimida, suborder Ornithomimida} lightly built medium-size theropods

{n: PT boat, mosquito boat, mosquito craft, motor torpedo boat} a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(ropeller) T(orpedo) boat

{n: addax, Addax nasomaculatus} large antelope with lightly spiraled horns of desert regions of northern Africa

{n: bloater} large fatty herring lightly salted and briefly smoked

{n: bunt} (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat

{n: deinocheirus} lightly built medium-sized theropod with long limbs and neck

{n: destroyer, guided missile destroyer} a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship

{n: escalope de veau Orloff} lightly sauteed veal cutlets spread with a Soubise sauce and liver paste then sprinkled with grated Parmesan and baked briefly

{n: lox} brine-cured salmon that is lightly smoked

{n: marble cake} made of light and dark batter very lightly blended

{n: northern dune tansy, Tanacetum douglasii} lightly hairy rhizomatous perennial having aromatic feathery leaves and stems bearing open clusters of small buttonlike yellow flowers; sand dunes of Pacific coast of North America

{n: nosher, snacker} someone who eats lightly or eats snacks between meals

{n: ornithomimid} lightly built medium-sized dinosaur having extremely long limbs and necks with small heads and big brains and large eyes

{n: planchette} a triangular board supported on casters; when lightly touched with the fingertips it is supposed to spell out supernatural (or unconscious) messages

{n: rinse} washing lightly without soap

{n: spiccato, spiccato bowing} bowing in such a way that the bow bounces lightly off the strings

{n: springbok, springbuck, Antidorcas marsupialis, Antidorcas euchore} a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air

{n: study} a room used for reading and writing and studying
"he knocked lightly on the closed door of the study"

{n: tapper} a person who strikes a surface lightly and usually repeatedly
"finger tappers irritated her"

{n: tortricid, tortricid moth} any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls

{n: tosser} someone who throws lightly (as with the palm upward)

{n: trifler} one who behaves lightly or not seriously

{v: bandy, kick around} discuss lightly
"We bandied around these difficult questions"

{v: breeze} blow gently and lightly
"It breezes most evenings at the shore"

{v: browse, graze} eat lightly, try different dishes
"There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"

{v: brush} touch lightly and briefly
"He brushed the wall lightly"

{v: caress} touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
"He caressed her face"
"They caressed in the back seat of the taxi"

{v: dab, pat} hit lightly
"pat him on the shoulder"

{v: drizzle, mizzle} rain lightly
"When it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant"

{v: flip, toss} lightly throw to see which side comes up
"I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!"

{v: flit, flutter, fleet, dart} move along rapidly and lightly ; skim or dart

{v: float} move lightly, as if suspended
"The dancer floated across the stage"

{v: hop, skip, hop-skip} jump lightly

{v: kiss} touch lightly or gently
"the blossoms were kissed by the soft rain"

{v: nosh, snack} eat a snack ; eat lightly
"She never loses weight because she snacks between meals"

{v: peck, pick, beak} hit lightly with a picking motion

{v: play} move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
"The spotlights played on the politicians"

{v: pluck, plunk, pick} pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
"he plucked the strings of his mandolin"

{v: potter, putter} work lightly
"The old lady is pottering around in the garden"

{v: putt} strike (a golf ball) lightly, with a putter
"he putted the ball several feet past the hole"

{v: shave} touch the surface of lightly
"His back shaved the counter in passing"

{v: singe, swinge} burn superficially or lightly
"I singed my eyebrows"

{v: skim over, skim} move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of

{v: smack, peck} kiss lightly

{v: snooze, drowse, doze} sleep lightly or for a short period of time

{v: spar} box lightly

{v: sprinkle, sparge, besprinkle} scatter with liquid ; wet lightly
"Sprinkle the lawn"

{v: stroke, fondle} touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions
"He stroked his long beard"

{v: tap, tip} strike lightly
"He tapped me on the shoulder"

{v: tickle, titillate, vellicate} touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements

{v: tickle} touch or stroke lightly
"The grass tickled her calves"

{v: undervalue} esteem lightly

{v: whisk, whisk off} brush or wipe off lightly

A fresh cover of snow lightly blankets the tracks of yesterday, where my children have made snow angels and rolled down Grandpa's backyard hill, spreading winter's magical frosting from head to toe.

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