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noun [singular]     shine pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    the bright appearance that something such as wood, metal, or leather has when it is in good condition

    The dog’s coat had a beautiful shine.

    1. a.
      the act of rubbing something to make it shine

      I probably need to give my shoes a shine.

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    lose its shine to stop being attractive

    During the economic crisis the prospect of foreign travel lost its shine.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 14/06/2017


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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