Meaning of SHINE in English

SHINE

(~s, shining, ~d, shone)

1.

When the sun or a light ~s, it gives out bright light.

It is a mild morning and the sun is shining...

A few scattered lights shone on the horizon.

VERB: V, V

2.

If you ~ a torch or other light somewhere, you point it there, so that you can see something when it is dark.

One of the men shone a torch in his face...

The man walked slowly towards her, shining the flashlight.

VERB: V n prep, V n

3.

Something that ~s is very bright and clear because it is reflecting light.

Her blue eyes shone and caught the light.

...shining aluminum machines.

= gleam

VERB: V, V-ing

4.

Something that has a ~ is bright and clear because it is reflecting light.

This gel gives a beautiful ~ to the hair...

= sheen

N-SING

5.

If you ~ a wooden, leather, or metal object, you make it bright by rubbing or polishing it.

Let him dust and ~ the furniture...

= polish

VERB: V n

6.

Someone who ~s at a skill or activity does it extremely well.

Did you ~ at school?...

= excel

VERB: V

7.

see also shining

8.

If you say that someone has taken a ~ to another person, you mean that he or she liked them very much at their first meeting. (INFORMAL)

Seems to me you’ve taken quite a ~ to Miss Richmond.

PHRASE: V inflects

9.

rain or ~: see rain

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