Translation of shine in Spanish:
- he polished the table to a shineto give one's shoes a shinelimpió la mesa hasta hacerla brillarto take a shine to something/somebody [colloquial]they really took a shine to each otherlimpiarse or (especially Latin America) lustrarse or (Colombia) embolarse or (Mexico) bolearse los zapatosyou seem to have taken a shine to my watchquedaron prendados el uno del otroshe took an immediate shine to the dressparece que te ha gustado mi relojto take the shine off somethingenseguida le echó el ojo al vestido [colloquial]→ raindeslucir or empañar algoExample sentences
- The day I was there, the beautician started by cleaning the natural nail to remove the surface shine and oils and then applied disinfectant and primer.
- He was also scornful of the use of varnish, which is a quick way for artists to make the surface shine and also to protect it.
- A vinyl or polyurethane finish has been applied on the surface to keep a shine without waxing; the urethane is more durable.
intransitive verb past tense & past participle shone
- 1.1 (gleam, glow)(star/sun)(eyes)the moon shone down on ushis sincerity shines through his every wordla luna nos iluminabahis face shone with sweatsus palabras traslucen sinceridadher face shone with joyle brillaba la cara de sudor1.2 (excel) See examples:to shine (su rostro resplandecía de alegría
atsomething) the promotion gave her a chance to shineel ascenso le dio la oportunidad de destacar(se) or de brillarExample sentences
- But too much could be tough to take - he was such an upbeat, shining example.
- All of this is inspired by the resolute Texan's shining example.
- I opened my laptop and showed her shining example after shining example of similarly awful dialogue.
- When we arrived in Cape Town the sun was shining down and the people were warm and welcoming.
- Mr Pike, whose mother was from Burnley, said when he was growing up he thought the sun did not shine in the town because of the pollution spewed out by the cotton factories.
- The sun was shining bright, and we had all of the windows open, allowing a nice breeze to fill the truck.
- Her eyes shone with bright adoration and what seemed to be respect.
- His bright, blue eyes shone with joy as he played, and he laughed aloud.
- Her bright, vibrant eyes shone with gratitude as her steadfast gaze met Kynan's.
transitive verb past tense & past participle shone
- 1 (point) (+ adverb complement) to shine a light on somethinghe shone the flashlight right in my eyesalumbrar algo con una luzme encandiló con la linternaExample sentences
- John went in first, slowly, shining a torch light ahead of him.
- She pulled out a small torch and shone the light into Collette's eyes.
- A woman with a torch shone the light onto the water, following along the guardrail on-board, trying to spot a body.
- 2also: past tense & past participle shined(polish)(brass/furniture)sacarle brillo a(shoes)limpiar or (especially Latin America) lustrar or (Colombia) embolar or (Mexico) bolearExample sentences
- He picked up his comb and began untangling his blonde hair, until it shone in the light and stood in place.
- His soft, straight hair shone in the dim glow from the outside light.
- When he smiled, his white square teeth shone, reflecting bright sparks of light.
- His shoes were shined to perfection and his dark, just about black, hair had been combed tidily.
- The walls were sheathed with finely shined wood, and plain white carpeting lined the floors.
- To shine patent leather, moisten a soft cloth with white vinegar and wipe clean all patent leather articles.
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