set light to (something)

set light to (something)

To ignite or set fire to something. He set light to the fireworks, then ran behind the car for cover. Police arrested the man on suspicion of setting light to the local post office.
See also: light, set

set ˈlight to something

(especially British English) make something start burning: A spark from the fire had set light to a rug.
See also: light, set, something