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blush

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishblushblush1 /blʌʃ/ ●○○ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 EMBARRASSEDto 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.RegisterIn everyday British English, people often say go red rather than blush:She went red when he looked at her.2 EMBARRASSEDto feel ashamed or embarrassed about somethingblush to do something 🔊 I blush to admit that I haven’t read it.3 something that would make somebody blush4 the blushing brideblushingly adverb→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
blushAnd other feelings, too, which made me blush.She laughed and the Chief blushed.She waited, watching him, pleased to see the color come back and then touched to realize that he was blushing.Their heat-patterns flared, as if they were blushing all over.Carlos blushes every time he talks to her.Terry's eyebrows went up and she felt herself blushing furiously.I positively blush like a sophomore when I think of what you said!blush to do somethingMartha's cheeks became even pinker as she blushed to see him.
blushblush2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable]EMBARRASSED 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 spare somebody’s blushes at spare2(10)
Examples from the Corpus
blushPolly felt a blush warm her cheeks and looked down at the food.And as she remembered her own vivid imaginings a blush crept up her throat to flood her cheeks with hot colour.This Government has all the conviction of a blush on Madonna's cheek.I said that I could not remember whether such a thing had ever occurred and managed to stifle a blush.Susan confessed with a blush that she'd been watching him.At first blush, this is a compelling concept.She had rubbed blush on her cheekbones but it was wearing thin in the heat.
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Verb table
blush
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyblush
he, she, itblushes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyblushed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave blushed
he, she, ithas blushed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad blushed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill blush
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have blushed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam blushing
he, she, itis blushing
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you, we, theyare blushing
Past
I, he, she, itwas blushing
you, we, theywere blushing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been blushing
he, she, ithas been blushing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been blushing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be blushing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been blushing
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