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shine

verb
 
 
/ʃaɪn/ ( past tense and past participle shone, shined)
PRODUCE LIGHT [I] B1 to produce bright light: The sun was shining brightly through the window.Emitting and casting light
POINT LIGHT [I, T] to point a light somewhere: The car's headlights shone right into my eyes.Emitting and casting light
REFLECT [I, T] If a surface shines, it reflects light, and if you shine it, you make it reflect light: She polished her shoes until they shone.Emitting and casting light
EYES/FACE [I] If your eyes or face shine, you look happy, healthy, or excited: His eyes were shining with excitement.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
DO WELL [I] to do something very well, usually better than other people.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
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