Definition of 'embarrass'
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But dads are supposed to be a bit embarrassing. The Sun (2016)I had to make the most embarrassing call to the ambulance service at 7am. The Sun (2016)It's a bit embarrassing really, supposedly being a creative person and yet having no feel for either music or painting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Feeling a bit embarrassed, I went to the kitchen to make myself some supper. The Sun (2016)He drinks too much at dinner and makes an embarrassing comment in their company. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Then direct his conversation over lunch to something that might embarrass him if he said it publicly. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But you are a little bit embarrassed. The Sun (2011)Send something embarrassing you want to pull back? Christianity Today (2000)All this fuss has been a bit embarrassing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Is he covering up something more embarrassing or just plain silly? Times, Sunday Times (2013)But do you want to know something really embarrassing? Times, Sunday Times (2006)As though there is something acutely embarrassing about being female. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is something uniquely embarrassing about turning up at a wedding in the same outfit as another guest. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To admit belief would be to embarrass the dinner party and evoke pity and sad shakes of the head. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This could be a bit embarrassing! Times, Sunday Times (2008)In view of that betrayal, was it too embarrassing to make a fuss on his behalf? Times, Sunday Times (2007)But it does make it very embarrassing when you discover you're not good at things. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He nods, just a little bit embarrassed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The music and the lights went down halfway through the show, so it was a bit embarrassing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I find it a bit embarrassing talking about it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The protesters in the square have targeted the grand prix as an opportunity to embarrass the Government if their demands are not met. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I don't really like to compare myself to him because it makes me embarrassed. The Sun (2011)That's deeply embarrassing for a party that used to pride itself on its performances in by-elections. The Sun (2012)Better, surely, that your parents simply embarrass you than make you want to throw up? Times, Sunday Times (2011)During the 2001 general election he embarrassed his party by claiming it would cut taxes by 20 billion. Times, Sunday Times (2015)World outrage embarrassed the Colombo Government. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Used Occasionally. embarrass is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'embarrass'
British English: embarrass VERB
If something or someone embarrasses you, they make you feel shy or ashamed.
His clumsiness embarrassed him.
Definition of embarrass from the Collins English Dictionary
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