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British English: /ʃʌɪn/
American English: /ʃaɪn/

Translation of shine in Italian:


transitive verb

  • 1
    also: pass., p.pass. shone
    fare luce con
    (headlights, spotlight, torch)

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. shone

  • 1
    (hair, light, sun)
    (brass, floor)
    to shine through
    trasparire attraverso
    (mist, gloom)
    the light is shining in my eyes
    ho la luce negli occhi
    his face shone with exertion
    aveva il volto accaldato per lo sforzo
  • 2 [figurative] (be radiant) (eyes, face) her courage shone forth [literary]
    brillò per il suo coraggio


to take a shine to somebody

prendersi una cotta per qualcuno

to take the shine off something

togliere il gusto a qualcosa

to get o have a chance to shine

avere l'occasione di mettersi in luce

to shine up to somebody

(American English) [informal]
insaponare o cercare di ingraziarsi qualcuno

where the sun doesn't shine

Phrasal verbs

shine in

(light) to shine in through
penetrare attraverso
(window, chink)

shine out

(light) the light shone out through the doorway
la luce brillava attraverso il vano della porta

shine through


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