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glow

noun [U]  /ɡloʊ/ us  

glow noun [U] (LIGHT)

continuous light, esp. light from something that is heated: the glow of embers from a fire

glow noun [U] (LOOK)

a red or warm look: Her face has a natural, healthy glow. A glow is also a positive feeling: The glow of romance seemed to have worn off.

glow

verb [I] /ɡloʊ/

glow verb [I] (LIGHT)

to shine with a continuous light: A nightlight glowed dimly in the bedroom.

glow verb [I] (LOOK)

to have a red or warm look on the skin: His cheeks glowed after the workout.
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