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embarrasses

verb
present tense third-person singular of embarrass

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1 to throw into a state of self-conscious distress
  • the modest young soldiers were embarrassed by the public praise for their heroism

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3 to make complex or difficult
  • claims that the new government regulations will needlessly embarrass the operations of small businesses in the state

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“Embarrasses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/embarrasses. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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