Definition of Embarrass in English :

Define Embarrass in English

Embarrass meaning in English

Meaning of Embarrass in English

Pronunciation of Embarrass in English

Embarrass pronunciation in English

Pronounce Embarrass in English


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1. abash, embarrass

cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

2. block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy

hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

Example Sentences:
'His brother blocked him at every turn'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of embarrass
verb (mainly tr)
1. (also intr)
to feel or cause to feel confusion or self-consciousness; disconcert; fluster
2. (usually passive)
to involve in financial difficulties
3. archaic
to make difficult; complicate
4. archaic
to impede; obstruct; hamper

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see synonyms of embarrass
verb transitive
to cause to feel self-conscious, confused, and ill at ease; disconcert; fluster
to cause difficulties to; hinder; impede
to cause to be in debt; cause financial difficulties to
to make more difficult; complicate

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see synonyms of embarrass
tr.v. em·bar·rassed, em·bar·rass·ing, em·bar·rass·es
1. To cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert: Meeting adults embarrassed the shy child.
2. To hinder with obstacles or difficulties; impede: "an ambitious raid meant to embarrass his supply line by burning the bridges" (William Marvel).
3. Archaic To involve in or hamper with financial difficulties: The company was embarrassed and had to mortgage its properties.

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