verb (used with object)
to deliver or expose to an enemy by treachery or disloyalty:
Benedict Arnold betrayed his country.
to be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining, or fulfilling:
to betray a trust.
to disappoint the hopes or expectations of; be disloyal to:
to betray one’s friends.
to reveal or disclose in violation of confidence:
to betray a secret.
to reveal unconsciously (something one would preferably conceal):
Her nervousness betrays her insecurity.
to show or exhibit; reveal; disclose:
an unfeeling remark that betrays his lack of concern.
to deceive, misguide, or corrupt:
a young lawyer betrayed by political ambitions into irreparable folly.
to seduce and desert.
to aid an enemy of (one’s nation, friend, etc); be a traitor to: to betray one’s country
to hand over or expose (one’s nation, friend, etc) treacherously to an enemy
to disclose (a secret, confidence, etc) treacherously
to break (a promise) or be disloyal to (a person’s trust)
to disappoint the expectations of; fail: his tired legs betrayed him
to show signs of; indicate: if one taps china, the sound betrays any faults
to reveal unintentionally: his grin betrayed his satisfaction
betray oneself, to reveal one’s true character, intentions, etc
to lead astray; deceive
(euphemistic) to seduce and then forsake (a woman)
noun 1. the act or process of bettering; improvement. 2. an improvement of property other than by mere repairs. noun 1. a change for the better; improvement 2. (property law) an improvement effected on real property that enhances the value of the property
noun, Electronics. 1. voltage developed on an electrode in a vacuum tube circuit as a result of current flowing through a resistor in a lead to the cathode or to a grid.
noun, Agriculture. 1. binder (def 5b).
verb (used with object), blamed, blaming. 1. to hold responsible; find fault with; censure: I don’t blame you for leaving him. 2. to place the responsibility for (a fault, error, etc.) (usually followed by on): I blame the accident on her. 3. Informal. blast; damn (used as a mild curse): Blame the rotten luck. noun […]