verb (used without object), shone or shined, shin·ing.
verb (used with object), shone or shined, shin·ing.
Verb Phrases past and past participle shone or shined; present participle shin·ing.
- to attempt to impress (a person), especially in order to gain benefits for oneself.
- to become especially attentive to (one of the opposite sex): Men shine up to her like moths to a light.
- regardless of the weather.
- no matter what the circumstances may be: Come rain or shine, he is always on the job.
Origin of shine1
SYNONYMS FOR shine
Related formsun·shined, adjective
Definition for shine (2 of 2)
Origin of shine2
Examples from the Web for shine
She attends hip-hop and belly dance classes (known as Arabic dance in Iran) just to shine more at parties.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But they are striving “to shine bright like a diamond” and be happy, and we love them for it.
Hollaback is right to shine a light on these creepy comments from creepy strangers.
It basically says that now is her time, for her to shine as the lead of a show.The Good Wife’s Secret Weapon: Matt Czuchry on Cary Agos’s Terrible, Horrible Year|Kevin Fallon|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“A friend indeed, come build me up/Come shed your light, it makes me shine,” she sings.The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen|Caitlin Dickson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the sun shines on us, and may it shine on our country's cause.The Cruise of the "Lively Bee"|John De Morgan
It had been his ambition to make of his son a renowned minister who should shine in controversy, and an eloquent preacher.The Insect|Jules Michelet
Shine Taylor scrutinized his condition, as he asked for another cigarette.The Voice on the Wire|Eustace Hale Ball
He asked me if I was going to the Dusenalls' 'shine' to-night.Geoffrey Hampstead|Thomas Stinson Jarvis
It is not ours to picture what the sun refused to shine upon, and earth shook to behold.Religious Studies, Sketches and Poems|Harriet Beecher Stowe
British Dictionary definitions for shine
verb shines, shining or shone
- whatever the weather
- regardless of circumstances
Word Origin for shine
Idioms and Phrases with shine
In addition to the idiom beginning with shine
- shine up to
- make hay while the sun shines
- rain or shine
- rise and shine
- take a fancy (shine) to