Meaning of SHINE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ ʃaɪn ]
( shines, shining, shined, shone)
When the sun or a light shines , 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
If you shine 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
Something that shines is very bright and clear because it is reflecting light.
Her blue eyes shone and caught the light.
...shining aluminum machines.
VERB : V , V-ing
Something that has a shine is bright and clear because it is reflecting light.
This gel gives a beautiful shine to the hair...
If you shine a wooden, leather, or metal object, you make it bright by rubbing or polishing it.
Let him dust and shine the furniture...
VERB : V n
Someone who shines at a skill or activity does it extremely well.
Did you shine at school?...
VERB : V
see also shining
If you say that someone has taken a shine 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 shine to Miss Richmond.
PHRASE : V inflects
rain or shine: see rain
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006