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Definition of shine noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • the bright quality that something has when light is reflected on it a shampoo that gives your hair body and shine the shine of polished wood
  • Idioms
    come rain, come shine, (come) rain or shine
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    whether there is rain or sun; whatever happens He goes jogging every morning, rain or shine.
    take the shine off something (informal)
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    to make something seem much less good than it did at first
    take a shine to somebody/something (informal)
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    to begin to like someone very much as soon as you see or meet them He seems to have taken a shine to you.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shine