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Definition of blush verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    blush

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//blʌʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//blʌʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blush
    BrE BrE//blʌʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//blʌʃ//
     
    he / she / it blushes
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌʃɪz//
     
    past simple blushed
    BrE BrE//blʌʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//blʌʃt//
     
    past participle blushed
    BrE BrE//blʌʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//blʌʃt//
     
    -ing form blushing
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌʃɪŋ//
     
    Embarrassment, Facial expressions
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to become red in the face because you are embarrassed or ashamed synonym go red blush (with something) (at something) to blush with embarrassment/shame She blushed furiously at the memory of the conversation. He looked away, blushing. + adj./noun He blushed scarlet at the thought. See related entries: Embarrassment, Facial expressions
  2. 2[transitive] blush to do something to be ashamed or embarrassed about something I blush to admit it, but I quite like her music.
  3. Word Origin Old English blyscan; related to modern Dutch blozen.Extra examples He blushed at the mention of her name. Lia blushed a deep shade of red. She blushed crimson with embarrassment. She blushed more readily when she was a teenager. Stop teasing him—you’re making him blush. He blushed with shame. I blush to think of how I behaved the last time we met. She felt herself blushing scarlet at the thought.
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