In a dark room, you flash the spotlight. So if you flash it on a particular thing, is the use of this sentence natural:

Hey! Flash the light on the table (and what about: Hey! Can you flash some light here?)

I flashed the light on the table.

Is the use of "flash" natural in this context? If not then what can be used?


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"Flash the light on the table" is a perfectly reasonable sentence, but may not have the meaning you're looking for.


to shine suddenly and usually brightly, but only for a short time:

Cambridge Dictionary

So, "flash the light on the table" would mean briefly direct the light at the table, then move it away, or turn it off.

If you want the light to be turned on and to stay on, try: "Shine the light on the table"

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