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



    BrE BrE//blʌʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//blʌʃ//
    Facial expressions
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  1. 1[countable] the red colour that spreads over your face when you are embarrassed or ashamed She felt a warm blush rise to her cheeks. He turned away to hide his blushes. See related entries: Facial expressions
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] (North American English) = blusher
  3. Word OriginOld English blyscan; related to modern Dutch blozen.Extra examples His jokes produced blushes from the ladies. She lowered her eyes with a deep blush. She tried to hide her fiery blush. a blush of embarrassmentIdioms
    spare somebody’s blushes
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    (British English) to save somebody from an embarrassing situation A last minute goal spared their blushes.
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