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blush

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noun \ˈbləsh\

Simple Definition of blush

  • : the red color that spreads over your face when you are ashamed, embarrassed, confused, etc.

  • : a slight red or pink color

  • : a cream or powder that some people put on their cheeks to make their cheeks pink or reddish

Full Definition of blush

  1. 1 :  outward appearance :  view <at first blush>

  2. 2 :  a reddening of the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion

  3. 3 :  a red or rosy tint

  4. 4 :  a cosmetic applied to the face to give a usually pink color or to accent the cheekbones

blush·ful play \-fəl\ adjective

Examples of blush

  1. The comment brought a blush to her cheeks.

  2. The fruit is yellow, with a blush of pink.

  3. She put on a little lipstick and blush.



Origin of blush

Middle English, probably from blusshen


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with blush


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blush

verb

Simple Definition of blush

  • : to become red in your face because you are ashamed, embarrassed, confused, etc.

  • : to be embarrassed

Full Definition of blush

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to become red in the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion

  3. 2 :  to feel shame or embarrassment

  4. 3 :  to have a rosy or fresh color :  bloom

blush·ing·ly play \ˈblə-shiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of blush

  1. He blushed at the compliment.

  2. I blush to admit it, but you've caught me in an error.



Origin of blush

Middle English blusshen, from Old English blyscan to redden; akin to Old English blȳsa flame, Old High German bluhhen to burn brightly


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

blush

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intransitive verb \ˈbləsh\

Medical Definition of blush

  1. :  to become red in the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion

  2. blush noun






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