Abash is defined as to cause someone to feel embarrassed or ill at ease.(verb)
A child's temper tantrum is an example of something that would abash a parent.
See abash in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME abaishen < OFr esbahir, to astonish < es-, intens. (< L ex-) + stem of baer, to gape: see bay
See abash in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb a·bashed, a·bash·ing, a·bash·es
Origin: Middle English abaishen, to lose one's composure
Origin: , from Old French esbahir, esbahiss-
Origin: : es-, intensive pref. (from Latin ex-; see ex-)
Origin: + baer, to gape; see bay2.
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