Blush



to redden, as from embarrassment or shame:
He blushed when they called him a conquering hero.
to feel shame or embarrassment (often followed by at or for):
Your behavior makes me blush for your poor mother.
(of the sky, flowers, etc.) to become rosy.
(of new house paint or lacquer) to become cloudy or dull through moisture or excessive evaporation of solvents.
to make red; flush.
to make known by a blush:
She could not help blushing the truth.
a reddening, as of the face.
rosy or pinkish tinge.
blusher (def 2).
Also called blush· wine·, rosé.
at first blush, without previous knowledge or adequate consideration; at first glance:
At first blush, the solution to the problem seemed simple enough.
Contemporary Examples

Sleaze and Scandal in the Sunshine State GOP John Avlon February 11, 2013
From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals Matthew Wolfe July 27, 2013
CVS Quits Tobacco to Become a Medical Giant Daniel Gross February 4, 2014
5 Great Opinion Pieces on Libya David A. Graham August 21, 2011
The Prince and the Porn Lloyd Grove November 2, 2010

Historical Examples

Wild Heather L. T. Meade
Quaint Courtships Various
Sanctuary Edith Wharton
The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
Daddy’s Girl L. T. Meade

verb
(intransitive) to become suddenly red in the face from embarrassment, shame, modesty, or guilt; redden
to make or become reddish or rosy
noun
a sudden reddening of the face from embarrassment, shame, modesty, or guilt
a rosy glow: the blush of a peach
a reddish or pinkish tinge
a cloudy area on the surface of freshly applied gloss paint
at first blush, when first seen; as a first impression
v.
n.
blush v.
see: at first blush

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  • Blusher

    a person who blushes. Also called blush, blush-on. a cosmetic similar to rouge, used to add color to the cheeks. an edible mushroom, Amanita rubescens, that turns from yellow to red when touched. Historical Examples Student’s Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous Thomas Taylor Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town Cory Doctorow […]

  • Blushing

    to redden, as from embarrassment or shame: He blushed when they called him a conquering hero. to feel shame or embarrassment (often followed by at or for): Your behavior makes me blush for your poor mother. (of the sky, flowers, etc.) to become rosy. (of new house paint or lacquer) to become cloudy or dull […]



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