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blush



Pronunciation: (blush), [key]
v.i.
1. to redden, as from embarrassment or shame: He blushed when they called him a conquering hero.
2. to feel shame or embarrassment (often fol. by at or for): Your behavior makes me blush for your poor mother.
3. (of the sky, flowers, etc.) to become rosy.
4. (of new house paint or lacquer) to become cloudy or dull through moisture or excessive evaporation of solvents.

v.t.
1. to make red; flush.
2. to make known by a blush: She could not help blushing the truth.

n.
1. a reddening, as of the face.
2. rosy or pinkish tinge.
3. blusher (def. 2).
4. rosé. Also called blush' wine'.
5. at first blush, without previous knowledge or adequate consideration; at first glance: At first blush, the solution to the problem seemed simple enough.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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