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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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As one of the authors of a report on mouth luminescence, he's long mused that more octopods ought to glow.
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The leadership at Poppin Glows really understands what this market demands, which makes them a great partner to collaborate with in creating fun, new applications for our glow products," says Ross Kaplan, President of Springfield, Mass.
In laboratories around the world, forms of life that Mother Nature never intended to glow are doing just that.
This model accounts for the shape of the slender filaments of gas that glow in visible light near the edge of the Loop.
The migration of the yellow-green glow then indicated that over several hours the catalytic subunits diffused into the nucleus, presumably to activate genes that might then dictate longer term changes in the cell's chemistry.
Now chemists have discovered another way to exploit silicon's glow, while physicists and engineers report progress in controlling and understanding this property.
There's an epic scale that's awe-inspiring to behold when encountering Dubai Garden Glow.
The phosphorescent fibers process like any nylon carpet fiber, but their glow adds many new design possibilities," the company said.
Over the course of the study, they tweaked the conditions to see if they could influence the glow.
10, 1998--The award-winning San Francisco Bay Area advertising agency, Priscaro & Hukari, has been recast as GLOW Creative Communications.