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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

in glowing terms

In a very complimentary, positive, or favorable manner. You must have really impressed your teachers because they speak about you in very glowing terms. That reviewer talked about the film in glowing terms, so I kind of want to see it now.
See also: glow, term

in glowing colors

In a very complimentary, positive, or favorable manner. You must have really impressed your teachers because they speak about you in very glowing colors. That reviewer talked about the film in glowing colors, so I kind of want to see it now.
See also: color, glow

feel a glow of happiness

To feel delighted and content. The newlyweds are so cute—they really seem to be feeling a glow of happiness.
See also: feel, glow, happiness, of

feel a glow of contentment

To feel delighted and satisfied. The newlyweds are so cute—they really seem to be feeling a glow of contentment.
See also: contentment, feel, glow, of

feel a glow of satisfaction

To feel delighted and content. The newlyweds are so cute—they really seem to be feeling a glow of satisfaction.
See also: feel, glow, of, satisfaction

glow with (something)

1. To emanate light, typically due to the presence of heat. The logs in the fireplace glowed with a soft light.
2. To show a particular emotion in one's facial expression. The bride and groom have just been glowing with joy all day long.
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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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4 : to look happy, excited, or healthy <His eyes glowed with pride.>
When they sent a current through the tube, the tip glowed with light of wave-lengths around 700 nanometers.
The team also looked at thin films containing many nanotubes, which also glowed in response to an electric current.
All the researchers had to do was visually monitor thousands of seedlings for ones that glowed at
Then "Steve began screaming, 'We've got hot spots.' Their heads literally glowed," recalls Hall.
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.