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verb [intransitive] glow pronunciation in British English /ɡləʊ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleglowing
past tenseglowed
past participleglowed

Related meanings

  1. 1
    to shine with a soft light

    His desk light glowed in the darkness of the big room.

    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.

    2. b.
      if a place or object glows with colour, it has a lot of bright colours

      The interiors of the churches glow with rich colour.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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