put (someone or something) to shame

Definition of put (someone or something) to shame

  1. :  to be much better than (someone or something) Her art project put mine to shame.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

  1. :  a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety

    :  the susceptibility to such emotion

    :  a condition of humiliating disgrace or disrepute :  ignominy

  1. :  to bring shame to :  disgrace

    :  to put to shame by outdoing

    :  to cause to feel shame

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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