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shineverb

uk   /ʃaɪn/  us   /ʃaɪn/ (shone or shined)
  • shine verb (LIGHT)

B1 [I] to send out or reflect light: Is that light shining in your eyes? The sun shone all afternoon. He polished the brass till it shone.
shine with sth
C1 If a person's eyes or face shine with a quality, you can see that quality in them very strongly: Her eyes shone with delight.
[T] to point a light in a particular direction: The policeman walked along the street, shining a torch into every car.
[T] to make something bright by rubbing it: Guy ironed his shirt and shined his shoes for the interview.

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shining
adjective uk   /ˈʃaɪ.nɪŋ/  us   /ˈʃaɪ.nɪŋ/
a shining silver cup She looked at him with shining (= bright and happy) eyes. These pictures are shining (= excellent) examples of great photography.
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shinenoun [S or U]

uk   /ʃaɪn/  us   /ʃaɪn/
the fact that something is bright from reflected light on its surface: hair with body and shine Wax polish gives a high shine to wood furniture.
(Definition of shine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shine" in American English

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shineverb

 us   /ʃɑɪn/
  • shine verb (SEND OUT LIGHT)

[I/T] (past tense and past participle shone  /ʃoʊn/ or shined) to send out or reflect light: [T] Cops shone their flashlights into the car window. [I] The area shines like Times Square. [I] fig. Her dark eyes shone with happiness (= she looked very happy).
  • shine verb (MAKE BRIGHT)

[T] to make something smooth and bright by rubbing: He used all my polish to shine his shoes!
  • shine verb (SHOW ABILITY)

[I] to show great ability in an activity: Shaw is an underrated actor who truly shines in this movie.

shinenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ʃɑɪn/
the quality of being bright from reflected light on the surface: The stone was polished to a glossy shine.
(Definition of shine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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