- To try to impress or please:
shined up to the boss, hoping to get a raise.
- To like spontaneously.
- to try to ingratiate oneself with; curry favor with
- to take a liking to (someone)
Origin of Shine
From the noun shine, or perhaps continuing Middle English schinen (preterite schinede, past participle schined), from Old English scÄ«n (“brightness, shine"), and also Middle English schenen, from Old English scÇ£nan (“to render brilliant, make shine"), from Proto-Germanic *skainijanÄ…, causitive of Proto-Germanic *skÄ«nanÄ… (“to shine").
Middle English shinen from Old English scīnan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
simple past: (singular) shōne, (plural) shÄ«neden
past participle: shÄ«ned
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