blush

blush1 [blʌʃ] v
[: Old English; Origin: blyscan [i]'to become red', from blysa 'flame']
1.) to become red in the face, usually because you are embarrassed
Wilson saw she was watching him and blushed.
Joan blushed at the unexpected compliment.
Kate blushed scarlet.
2.) to feel ashamed or embarrassed about something
blush to do sth
I blush to admit that I haven't read it.
3.) sth that would make sb blush
something so shocking that it would shock someone who is not normally easily shocked
language that would make a sailor blush
4.) the blushing bride
a young woman on her wedding day - used humorously
>blushingly adv
blush 2
blush2 n
1.)
the red colour on your face that appears when you are embarrassed
Donald felt a blush warm his cheeks.
She bent her head to hide her blushes.
2.) at first blush
literary when first thought of or considered
At first blush, this sounds like good news.
spare sb's blushes atspare2 (10)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(in the cheeks), , (of the cheeks),


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  • blush — vb Blush, flush are comparable as verbs primarily when meaning to turn or grow red in the face and as nouns when meaning a turning or growing red in the face. Blush implies a sudden heightening of color usually as the result of shame or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Blush — Blush, n. 1. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty. [1913 Webster] The rosy blush of love. Trumbull. [1913 Webster] 2. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint. [1913 Webster] Light s last blushes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blush — [ blɶʃ ] n. m. • 1969; mot angl. « afflux de sang au visage » ♦ Anglic. Fard à joues sec. Touche de blush. Des blushs. ● blush, blushs nom masculin (anglais to blush, rougir) Fard à joues applicable au pinceau. blush [blœʃ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1969 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Blush — (bl[u^]sh) v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blushed} (bl[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blushing}.] [OE. bluschen to shine, look, turn red, AS. blyscan to glow; akin to blysa a torch, [=a]bl[=y]sian to blush, D. blozen, Dan. blusse to blaze, blush.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blush — blush·ful; blush; blush·er; blush·ful·ly; blush·ing·ly; un·blush·ing·ly; un·blush·ing·ness; …   English syllables

  • blush — [blush] vi. [ME blushen, to shine brightly, blush, glance < OE blyscan; akin to blyse, torch < IE * bhles , shine > BLAZE1] 1. to become red in the face from shame, embarrassment, or confusion 2. to be ashamed or embarrassed: usually… …   English World dictionary

  • Blush — Blush, v. t. 1. To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To blush and beautify the cheek again. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To express or make known by blushing. [1913 Webster] I ll blush you thanks. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blush — ► VERB ▪ become red in the face through shyness or embarrassment. ► NOUN 1) an instance of blushing. 2) literary a pink or pale red tinge. ● at first blush Cf. ↑at first blush DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • blush-on — /blush on , awn /, n. blusher (def. 2). [b. BLUSH and v. phrase brush on] * * * …   Universalium

  • blush-on — blush′ on n. cvb clo blusher 2) • Etymology: b. blush and v. phrase brush on …   From formal English to slang

  • blush — [n] pink coloring bloom, blossom, burning, color, flush, flushing, glow, glowing, mantling, pink tinge, reddening, redness, rosiness, rosy tint, ruddiness, scarlet; concept 622 Ant. paleness, pallidity, whiteness blush [v] become colored, pinken… …   New thesaurus

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