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a glow

A mild alcohol or drug-induced high. I don't want to get drunk tonight, I just want a nice glow.
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glow up

1. verb To transform oneself in a significant way. The phrase can be applied to positive changes in one's appearance, but usually focuses more on one's successes in life and increased self-confidence. Modeled on the phrase "grow up." I feel like I really glowed up this year because I started a great new job, ended a toxic relationship, and became comfortable with being single.
2. noun A significant self-transformation. The phrase can be applied to positive changes in one's appearance, but usually focuses more on one's successes in life and increased self-confidence. I feel like I really had a glow up this year because I started a great new job, ended a toxic relationship, and became comfortable with being single.
See also: glow, up

feel a glow of happiness

 and feel a glow of contentment; feel a glow of satisfaction; feel a glow of peacefulness
Fig. to have a good feeling of some kind. Anne felt a glow of happiness as she held her new baby. Sitting by the lake, the lovers felt a warm glow of contentment.
See also: feel, glow, happiness, of

glow with something

 
1. Lit. [for something] to put out light, usually because of high heat. The embers glowed with the remains of the fire. The last of the coals still glowed with fire.
2. Fig. [for someone's face, eyes, etc.] to display some quality, such as pride, pleasure, rage, health. Her healthy face glowed with pride. Her eyes glowed with a towering rage.
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have (got) a glow on

Fig. to be intoxicated; to be tipsy. (Fixed order.) Since you already have a glow on, I guess you won't want another drink. Jed had a glow on and was acting silly.
See also: glow, have, on

in glowing terms

Fig. using words of praise; using complimentary expressions. The college president described his accomplishments in glowing terms and awarded him with an honorary degree.
See also: glow, term

in glowing ˈterms/ˈcolours

(British English) (American English in glowing ˈterms/ˈcolors) in a very positive way: He describes Manchester in glowing terms. I never realized it was such an interesting place.He spoke of her performance in the movie in glowing terms.
See also: colour, glow, term

glow

n. a mild state of drug or alcohol intoxication. What was supposed to be a nice glow turned out to be a terrifying hallucination.

glow worm

n. a drunkard; an alcoholic. (From glow.) Gary came out of the bar and tripped over a napping glow worm near the entrance to the alley.
See also: glow, worm

have a glow on

tv. to be alcohol intoxicated; to be tipsy. (Have got can replace have.) Since you already have a glow on, I guess you won’t want another drink.
See also: glow, have, on
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2 : to shine with steady light <Candles glowed in the dark.
When the researchers turned off the lights, the suckers glowed blue-green, emitting the most light at 470 nanometers, a wavelength that travels well underwater.
When they sent a current through the tube, the tip glowed with light of wave-lengths around 700 nanometers.
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In the June 1 PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, the researchers report that the shoots glowed a brighter blue after being squirted with puffs of air from a syringe.
When illuminated by ultraviolet light, the resulting porous material glowed, emitting light visible to the naked eye as red-orange or orange-yellow.