Blush Definition

blŭsh
blushed, blushes, blushing
verb
blushed, blushes, blushing
To become red in the face from shame, embarrassment, or confusion.
Webster's New World
To reveal by blushing.
Webster's New World
To redden.
Webster's New World
To be ashamed or embarrassed.
Webster's New World
To be or become rosy.
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noun
blushes
A reddening of the face, as from shame.
Webster's New World
A rosy color.
The blush of youth.
Webster's New World
A glance, look, or view.
Thought the painting genuine at first blush.
American Heritage
Any of various cosmetic powders, creams, etc., traditionally pink or reddish, applied to the face, esp. the cheeks, to give added color.
Webster's New World
An act of blushing.
Wiktionary
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adjective
Rosy.
Blush-pink.
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idiom
at first blush
  • at first sight; without further consideration
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Other Word Forms of Blush

Noun

Singular:
blush
Plural:
blushes

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Blush

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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • 1486 Dame Julia Barnes. The Book of St Albans.

    From Wiktionary

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