Meaning of SHINE in English
(~s, shining, ~d, shone)
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
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
Something that ~s 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 ~ is bright and clear because it is reflecting light.
This gel gives a beautiful ~ to the hair...
If you ~ a wooden, leather, or metal object, you make it bright by rubbing or polishing it.
Let him dust and ~ the furniture...
VERB: V n
Someone who ~s at a skill or activity does it extremely well.
Did you ~ at school?...
see also shining
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
rain or ~: see rain
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012