- The definition of a blush is when the face becomes red either from shame or shyness.
A woman's face turning red after being told she's beautiful is an example of a blush.
- Blush means to turn red, usually in the face, from shyness or embarrassment.
A person's face turning red because someone walks in on them while showering is an example of to blush.
blush definition by Webster's New World
- to become red in the face from shame, embarrassment, or confusion
- to be ashamed or embarrassed: usually with at or for
- to be or become rosy
Origin: Middle English blushen, to shine brightly, blush, glance ; from Old English blyscan; akin to blyse, torch ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhles-, shine from source blaze
- to reveal by blushing
- to redden
- a reddening of the face, as from shame
- a rosy color: the blush of youth
- blusher (sense )
- blushful adjective
blush definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb blushed, blush·ing, blush·es
- To become red in the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame; flush.
- To become red or rosy.
- To feel embarrassed or ashamed: blushed at his own audacity.
- A reddening of the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame.
- A red or rosy color: the blush of dawn.
- A glance, look, or view: thought the painting genuine at first blush.
Origin: Middle English blushen, from Old English blyscan; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- blushˈful adjective
- blushˈing·ly adverb
blush - Medical Definition
- blush verb
blush - Phrases/Idioms
at first blush
Etymology: orig. ME sense