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Definition of "blush" []

  • To become red in the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame; flush. (verb-intransitive)
  • To become red or rosy. (verb-intransitive)
  • To feel embarrassed or ashamed: blushed at his own audacity. (verb-intransitive)
  • A reddening of the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame. (noun)
  • A red or rosy color: the blush of dawn. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blush" in a sentence
  • "It's also embarassing and somewhat telling to admit that the only way to get me to blush is to compliment my writing."
  • "A few of the first users have already destroyed the myth and showed off screen shots of the new Administration Panels and talked about the new features, so the blush is off the rose of wordpress. com."
  • "They didn't offer me a new Lexus for my troubles, however~although they did email back in blush mode."