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1blush

noun \ˈbləsh\

: 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
:  outward appearance :  view <at first blush>
2
:  a reddening of the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion
3
:  a red or rosy tint
4
:  a cosmetic applied to the face to give a usually pink color or to accent the cheekbones
blush·ful \-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

2blush

verb

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

: to be embarrassed

Full Definition of BLUSH

intransitive verb
1
:  to become red in the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion
2
:  to feel shame or embarrassment
3
:  to have a rosy or fresh color :  bloom
blush·ing·ly \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
BLUSHFUL Defined for Kids

1blush

verb \ˈbləsh\
blushedblush·ing

Definition of BLUSH for Kids

1
:  to become red in the face from shame, confusion, or embarrassment
2
:  to feel ashamed or embarrassed <… the explanation is one that I blush to have to offer you. — Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped>

2blush

noun
plural blush·es

Definition of BLUSH for Kids

1
:  a reddening of the face from shame, confusion, or embarrassment
2
:  a rosy color
Medical Dictionary

blush

intransitive verb \ˈbləsh\

Medical Definition of BLUSH

:  to become red in the face especially from shame, modesty, or confusion
blush noun

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