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

Translation of shine in Spanish:


  • he polished the table to a shine
    limpió la mesa hasta hacerla brillar
    to give one's shoes a shine
    limpiarse or (esp Latin America) lustrarse or (Colombia) embolarse or (Mexico) bolearse los zapatos
    to take a shine to something/somebody [colloquial]they really took a shine to each other
    quedaron prendados el uno del otro
    you seem to have taken a shine to my watch
    parece que te ha gustado mi reloj
    she took an immediate shine to the dress
    enseguida le echó el ojo al vestido [colloquial]
    to take the shine off something
    deslucir or empañar algo
    Example 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 (gleam, glow)
    the moon shone down on us
    la luna nos iluminaba
    his sincerity shines through his every word
    sus palabras traslucen sinceridad
    his face shone with sweat
    le brillaba la cara de sudor
    her face shone with joy
    su rostro resplandecía de alegría
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (excel)to shine (at something) the promotion gave her a chance to shine
    el ascenso le dio la oportunidad de destacar(se) or de brillar
    Example 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.

transitive verb past tense & past participle shone

  • 1 (point) (+ adverb complement) to shine a light on something
    alumbrar algo con una luz
    he shone the flashlight right in my eyes
    me encandiló con la linterna
    Example 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.
  • 2
    past tense & past participle shined
    sacarle brillo a
    lustrar (esp Latin America)
    lustrar (esp Latin America)
    embolar (Colombia)
    bolear (Mexico)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

shine out

verb + adverb
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