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verb [intransitive] glow pronunciation in American English /ɡloʊ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyglow
he/she/itglows
present participleglowing
past tenseglowed
past participleglowed

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  1. 1
    to shine with a soft light
    His desk light glowed in the darkness of the big room.
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    1. a.
      if something very hot glows, it looks red or orange and burns without producing flames
      The tip of a cigarette glowed in the dark doorway.
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    2. b.
      if a place or object glows with color, it has a lot of bright colors
      The interiors of the churches glow with rich color.
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  2. 2
    to show strong and happy emotion, especially in your face
    When he talks about them, he positively glows.
    glow with: She glowed with happiness.
    the faces of parents glowing with pride
    1. a.
      if your eyes glow with an emotion, they show that emotion very clearly
      His eyes glowed with an extraordinary fervor.
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  3. 3
    if your face or body is glowing, it looks pink or red, for example because you are healthy or embarrassed
    The girl’s skin glowed and her eyes were bright.
    glow with: young men glowing with health

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