Embarrass - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbærəs|  American pronunciation of the word embarrass
Brit.  |ɪmˈbarəs|  British pronunciation of the word embarrass

verb

- cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious (syn: abash)
- hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of (syn: block, blockade, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy)

Examples

Unexpected laughter embarrassed the speaker.

She's worried about embarrassing herself in front of such a large audience.

I would never do anything to embarrass my family.

The protest was staged as a deliberate attempt to embarrass the government.

It embarrassed him to be caught cheating.

The word seems to embarrass the sentence.

He didn't want to embarrass her by asking questions.

The revelations in the press have embarrassed the government.

He's trying to embarrass you, that's the top and bottom of it.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: embarrass
he/she/it: embarrasses
present participle: embarrassing
past tense: embarrassed
past participle: embarrassed
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