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CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
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Idioms for shine

    come rain or shine,
    1. regardless of the weather.
    2. no matter what the circumstances may be: Come rain or shine, he is always on the job.
    Also rain or shine.
    take a shine to, Informal. to take a liking or fancy to: That little girl has really taken a shine to you.

Origin of shine

1
before 900; Middle English s(c)hinen (v.), Old English scīnan; cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Old Norse skīna, Gothic skeinan

SYNONYMS FOR shine

1 glimmer, shimmer. Shine, beam, glare refer to the emitting or reflecting of light. Shine refers to a steady glowing or reflecting of light: to shine in the sun. That which beams gives forth a radiant or bright light: to beam like a star. Glare refers to the shining of a light that is not only bright but so strong as to be unpleasant and dazzling: to glare like a headlight.
9 buff, burnish, brighten.
11 gloss, gleam, glow, sheen.

OTHER WORDS FROM shine

un·shined, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shine up to

shine
/ (ʃaɪn) /

verb shines, shining or shone

noun

Word Origin for shine

Old English scīnan; related to Old Norse skīna, Gothic skeinan, Old High German scīnan to shine, Greek skia shadow
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Idioms and Phrases with shine up to (1 of 2)

shine up to

Try to impress or please, be attentive to, as in George was always shining up to the teacher, or Her father warned her about men shining up to her for her money. [Colloquial; late 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with shine up to (2 of 2)

shine

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