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Cause to blush, maybe
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Word definitions in Wiktionary
vb. 1 (context transitive English) to humiliate; to disrupt somebody's composure or comfort with acting publicly or freely; to disconcert; to abash 2 (context transitive English) To hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to obstruct. 3 (context transitive ...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1670s, "perplex, throw into doubt," from French embarrasser (16c.), literally "to block," from Italian imbarrazzo , from imbarrare "to bar," from assimilated form of in- "into, upon" (see in- (2)) + Vulgar Latin *barra "bar" (see bar (n.1)).\n \nMeaning ...
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
verb COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES an awkward/uncomfortable/embarrassed silence ▪ ‘Fred tells me you like books,’ Steve said, after an awkward silence. an embarrassing incident ▪ He left after an embarrassing incident in the bar. an embarrassing question ...
Word definitions in WordNet
v. cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious [syn: abash ] hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn" [syn: obstruct , blockade , block , hinder , stymie , stymy ]
Usage examples of embarrass.
Kosmos into a flatland interlocking order of holistic elements, with the embarrassed subject dangling over the flatland holistic world with absolutely no idea how it got there.
Perhaps if he embarrassed himself badly enough, it would at least slow the Adjutors down in their rush to total power.
Embarrassed, entangled, involved, he flew to Lady Afy, half in pique and half in misery.
How embarrassing would that be, he thought in panic, if Alameda had heard him moaning her name while he was in the lower rack mere inches from her fold-down desk while she pulled an allnighter on her engineering paperwork?
Even raunchy jokes embarrassed him, never mind sleazy amourettes in hotels.
The Dowager, with a magnificent disregard for the coachman and the footman, perched on the box-seat in front of her, knew no such reticence, and discoursed with great freedom on the birth of an heir to the barony, animadverting with embarrassing candour, and all the contempt of a matriarch who had brought half-a-dozen children into the world without fuss or complications, on sickly young women who fancied themselves to be ill days before their time, and ended by suffering cross births and hard labours.
Her aquamarine eyes were troubled and embarrassed, for she hated to turn down an offer that she would have loved to accept.
It had not cured them, but an altogether embarrassing number of those darkies had gone blind, stone blind, from Atoxyl before they had had time to die from sleeping sickness.
The name Code Master was an embarrassing sobriquet Babby had announced to one and all after his success at breaking the French code during the war.
He was embarrassed to use the name Bindle and Marmelstein had given the terrorist.
There was a sudden release, a very loud, recognizably embarrassing noise, and a burst of speed that shot the Blimp forward at twice its normal speed.
Every one present had pretended to read the missive, but Boke knew that some of the big shots could not read a word, and he did not want to embarrass anybody.
All, however, wore the same nervous, silly smile, all swayed themselves with embarrassed timidity, the anxious mien of the bondswoman at the slave market, who fears that she may not find a purchaser.
It was my way of minimizing the painful lump in my throat, staving off the embarrassing boohoos I thought were best left unexpressed.
They would then turn to Ottawa and demand subsidies to cover fiscal overruns, either bribing ininisters to ensure bailouts or threatening to embarrass the government by halting construction-or both.