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To emit rays of light
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“In the daytime, the sun's rays would shine through the large cracks in the logs of the cabin.”
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To make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
“One spring day, my father offered me 50 cents to shine his shoes.”
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To be very good at something
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“He had found his niche and was finally able to shine.”
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Rise to
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Make or become more light
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(euphemistic) To have intimate relations with someone
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To wash or bathe
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Cry and sniff in a feeble or fretful way
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(of light or an image) To bend back or mirror
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The brightness produced from a light source
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“She loved the twinkling of the stars and the hot white shine of the full moon.”
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Brightness created by light reflected from a surface
“Linseed oil helps restore the shine to a dull surface.”
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Positive regard for something
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“He quickly took quite a shine to her quirkiness and dry sense of humor.”
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(archaic, slang) A playful or mischievous act intended as a joke
“The shine they pulled at summer camp has become embellished with each retelling.”
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The quality or appeal of being new
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Display intended to excite admiration or applause
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Flair, zest, or vitality
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The act of idolizing, adoring or worshiping, especially to excess
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The act of rubbing
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A faint or wavering light
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A splendid display
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