take a shine to

Definition of take a shine to

informal

  1. :  to begin to like (someone or something) She really took a shine to her new neighbor.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

shineplay
  1. :  to emit rays of light

    :  to be bright by reflection of light

    :  to be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished

  1. :  brightness caused by the emission of light

    :  brightness caused by the reflection of light :  luster

    :  brilliance, splendor


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