take a shine to

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take a shine to

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

shine play
  1. : to emit rays of light

  2. : to be bright by reflection of light

  3. : to be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished

  1. : brightness caused by the emission of light

  2. : brightness caused by the reflection of light : luster

  3. : brilliance, splendor


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