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English definition of “shine”

shine

verb (LIGHT)    /ʃaɪn/ (shone or shined)
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.Emitting and casting light 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.Conditions and characteristics [T] to point a light in a particular direction: The policeman walked along the street, shining a torch into every car.Emitting and casting light [T] to make something bright by rubbing it: Guy ironed his shirt and shined his shoes for the interview.Polishing and polishes shining     /ˈʃaɪ.nɪŋ/ adjective a shining silver cup She looked at him with shining (= bright and happy) eyes. These pictures are shining (= excellent) examples of great photography.The qualities of light
(Definition of shine verb (LIGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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