verb (used without object), shone [shohn; especially British shon] /ʃoʊn; especially British ʃɒn/ or shined, shin·ing [shahy-ning]. /ˈʃaɪ nɪŋ/.
verb (used with object), shone [shohn; especially British shon] /ʃoʊn; especially British ʃɒn/ or shined, shin·ing [shahy-ning]. /ˈʃaɪ nɪŋ/.
Verb Phrases past and past participle shone [shohn; especially British shon] /ʃoʊn; especially British ʃɒn/ or shined;present participle shin·ing [shahy-ning]. /ˈʃaɪ nɪŋ/.
- to attempt to impress (a person), especially in order to gain benefits for oneself.
- to become especially attentive to (a potential romantic partner): Men shine up to her like moths to a light.
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Idioms for shine
- regardless of the weather.
- no matter what the circumstances may be: Come rain or shine, he is always on the job.
Origin of shine1
synonym study for shine
OTHER WORDS FROM shineun·shined, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for shine
For Anthony McGill, clarinetist and 2020 recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize for excellence and leadership in classical music, “this one, it wears well … it keeps its shine.”
With substances like aloe and avocado, your scalp pH will be more balanced than it has been in ages, and your hair will benefit from a fresh shine.Scalp scrubs that banish scaly patches and build-up|PopSci Commerce Team|September 4, 2020|Popular Science
They may also lose their shine if shoppers can compare prices across sites, while the lavish experience of purchasing an item in an opulent store can feel merely transactional when checking out on a screen.Covid-19 is plunging old-fashion luxury brands into the digital age|Marc Bain|July 29, 2020|Quartz
Weather is your day to day rain or shine, whereas climate is the overall pattern of temperature, humidity and rainfall you can expect to see in a certain area.What Is The Difference Between “Weather” vs. “Climate”?|Brigid Walsh|July 26, 2020|Everything After Z
The Scripps group’s work is shedding light on the slime’s enduring shine, he says.This tube worm’s glowing slime may help sustain its own shine|Carolyn Wilke|June 5, 2020|Science News For Students
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