English version

embarrass

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishembarrassem‧bar‧rass /ɪmˈbærəs/ ●●○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 EMBARRASSEDto make someone feel ashamed, nervous, or uncomfortable, especially in front of other people 🔊 He didn’t want to embarrass her by asking questions.2 PPEMBARRASSEDto do something that causes problems for a government, political organization, or politician, and makes them look bad 🔊 The revelations in the press have embarrassed the government.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
embarrassBut the Government has been severely embarrassed by the burgeoning cost of the programme.I was embarrassed for a moment by my immodesty.One woman was trying to embarrass me by asking me questions I couldn't answer.The release of these secret documents has embarrassed the administration.It will only embarrass the Church.They'd do it deliberately to embarrass the Government.I hope I didn't embarrass you in front of your friends.I hope my little dance didn't embarrass you.
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Verb table
embarrass
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyembarrass
he, she, itembarrasses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyembarrassed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave embarrassed
he, she, ithas embarrassed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad embarrassed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill embarrass
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have embarrassed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam embarrassing
he, she, itis embarrassing
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you, we, theyare embarrassing
Past
I, he, she, itwas embarrassing
you, we, theywere embarrassing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been embarrassing
he, she, ithas been embarrassing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been embarrassing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be embarrassing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been embarrassing
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