moon|light1 [ˈmu:nlaıt] n [U]
1.) the light of the moon
in the moonlight
The water looked silver in the moonlight.
pale/silver moonlight
The hills were bathed in pale moonlight.
by moonlight
We dined by moonlight.
2.) do a moonlight (flit)
BrE to leave a place secretly in the middle of the night in order to avoid paying money that you owe
They did moonlight flits from one awful apartment to another.
moonlight 2
moonlight2 v [i]informal
1.) to have a second job in addition to your main job, especially without the knowledge of the government tax department
She's been moonlighting as a waitress in the evenings.
2.) BrE to do paid work although you are getting money from the government because you do not officially have a job
>moonlighter n
>moonlighting n [U]
He's been doing some moonlighting for another company.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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