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Language: Old English
Origin: blyscan 'to become red', from blysa 'flame'

blush

1 verb
     
blush1 [intransitive]
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 something
I blush to admit that I haven't read it.
3

something that would make somebody 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 adverb

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