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  1. embarrass

    • IPA[ɪmˈbarəs]


    • v.
      cause (someone) to feel awkward, self-conscious, or ashamed;be caused financial difficulties
    • verb: embarrass, 3rd person present: embarrasses, gerund or present participle: embarrassing, past tense: embarrassed, past participle: embarrassed

    • 釋義


    • 1. cause (someone) to feel awkward, self-conscious, or ashamed she wouldn't embarrass either of them by making a scene
    • be caused financial difficulties he would be embarrassed by estate duty
    • 2. archaic hamper or impede (a person or action) the state of the rivers will embarrass the enemy
    • archaic make difficult or intricate; complicate I do not apprehend that this case will be embarrassed by that decision