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shines

verb
present tense third-person singular of shine

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to emit rays of light
  • the sun appears to shine particularly brightly in summer because that is when it's closest to the Earth

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2 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • the salesman shined his shoes every morning before leaving the house

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shines

noun
plural of shine

Synonyms of shines (Entry 2 of 2)

a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke
  • the shines they pulled at summer camp have become embellished with each retelling

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“Shines.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shines. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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