shine

1 verb past tense and past participle shone,
1 (I) to produce light: At last the sun was shining after weeks of rain.
(+ in/on): That lamp's shining in my eyes.
2 (I) to look bright and shiny: a big basket of shining fish of every shape and size | I want you to clean this kitchen until it shines.
3 (T) to hold or point a lamp, light etc so that the light from it goes in a particular direction: shine sth into/across/onto etc: Shine the flashlight over here so that I can see what I'm doing.
4 (I) if your eyes shine, or your face shines, you have an expression of happiness: “I passed!” exclaimed Rufus, his eyes shining.
5 (intransitive not in progressive) to be very good at something
(+ in/at): He really shines in history. shine through phrasal verb (I) if a quality that someone has shines through, you can easily see that they have it: What shines through in all her work is her enthusiasm for life. 2 past tense and past participle shined verb (T) to make something bright by rubbing it; polish 3 noun
1 (singular, uncountable) the brightness that something has when light shines on it: The old table has a beautiful shine.
2 (singular) an act of making something bright by polishing it: give sth a shine: Give your shoes a good shine before you go.
3 take a shine to informal to like someone very much when you have only just met them
—see also (come) rain or shine rain 1 (4)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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