Definitions for blushblʌʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to redden, as from embarrassment.

  2. to feel shame or embarrassment (often fol. by at or for).

  3. (of the sky, flowers, etc.) to become rosy.

  4. (of new house paint or lacquer) to become cloudy or dull, esp. through moisture.

  5. (v.t.)to make red; flush.

  6. to make known by a blush.

  7. (n.)a reddening, as of the face.

  8. a rosy or pinkish tinge.

  9. Category: Common Vocabulary, Clothing

    Ref: blusher (def. 2). 2

  10. Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

    Ref: Also called blush wine.

Idioms for blush:

  1. at first blush, at first glance or consideration.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of blush:

1275–1325; ME bluschen, OE blyscan to redden, c. MLG bloschen


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bloom, blush, flush, rosiness(noun)

    a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

  2. blush, flush(verb)

    sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)

  3. blush, crimson, flush, redden(verb)

    turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

    "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"

  4. blush(verb)

    become rosy or reddish

    "her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. blush(verb)ˈʌʃ

    to become red-faced with embarrassment

    She blushed at the thought of what she had done.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blush(verb)

    to become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such cause, as the cheeks or face

  2. Blush(verb)

    to grow red; to have a red or rosy color

  3. Blush(verb)

    to have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers

  4. Blush(verb)

    to suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate

  5. Blush(verb)

    to express or make known by blushing

  6. Blush(noun)

    a suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty

  7. Blush(noun)

    a red or reddish color; a rosy tint

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BLUSH

    A temporary erythema and calorific effulgence of the physiognomy, aeteologized by the perceptiveness of the sensorium, in a predicament of inequilibrity, from a sense of shame, anger or other cause, eventuating in a paresis of the vase-motorial, muscular filaments of the facial capillaries, whereby, being divested of their elasticity, they become suffused with a radiance emanating from an intimidated praecordia.

Anagrams of blush

  1. Shlub

Translations for blush

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a red glow on the skin caused by shame, embarrassment etc.

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