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Definition of Embarrass

Embarrass

  1. To hinder from freedom of thought, speech, or action by something which impedes or confuses mental action; to perplex; to discompose; to disconcert; as, laughter may embarrass an orator.
  2. To hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to obstruct; as, business is embarrassed; public affairs are embarrassed.
  3. To involve in difficulties concerning money matters; to incumber with debt; to beset with urgent claims or demands; -- said of a person or his affairs; as, a man or his business is embarrassed when he can not meet his pecuniary engagements.
  4. Embarrassment.

Embarrass Quotations

I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.
Mark Twain

Everyone looks me and says, 'I'm not going to let that Asian kid embarrass me. I'm going to go at him.' That's how it's been my whole life.
Jeremy Lin

I'm sure there were times when I wish I had thought, 'Gosh, that might really embarrass mom and dad,' but our parents didn't raise us to think about them. They're very selfless and they wanted us to have as normal of a college life as possible. So really, we didn't think of any repercussions.
Jenna Bush

I became Iggy because I had a sadistic boss at a record store. I'd been in a band called the Iguanas. And when this boss wanted to embarrass and demean me, he'd say, 'Iggy, get me a coffee, light.'
Iggy Pop

There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk.
Drew Barrymore
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Embarrass Translations

embarrass in Dutch is in verlegenheid brengen
embarrass in French is embarasser, embarassent, embarassez, embarassons
embarrass in Spanish is avergonzar
embarrass in Swedish is genera
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