v. 1. strike a match, put a match to something Kadlíti ang mga kandílà, Light the candles with a match; 2. make a small incision or other motion analogous to striking a match. Akuy mukadlit sa hubag, I will make an incision in the boil. Tambálan ang mikadlit sa buayáhun, A folk doctor made an incision in the palm of the child that had the mark of the crocodile. Gikadlítan ku kuntra sa buti, I was vaccinated against smallpox; n. action of striking a match. way — don’t strike any matches, humorously said when a man is urinating on analogy of what one says when pouring gasoline. -ánan n. the side of a matchbox where matches are struck. -an n. general name for surgeon fish so called because of the powerful sharp spines situated on each side of the caudal peduncle.