Thought the painting genuine at first blush.
The blush of youth.
A blush of boys.
A woman's face turning red after being told she's beautiful is an example of a blush.
A person's face turning red because someone walks in on them while showering is an example of to blush.
Blushed at his own audacity.
The blush of dawn.
- at first sight; without further consideration
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of blush
- Middle English blushen from Old English blyscan bhel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old English blyscan. Cognate with Old Norse blys (“torch”) and Danish blus (“blaze”).
- 1486 Dame Julia Barnes. The Book of St Albans.