HyperDic: embarrass

English > 2 senses of the word embarrass:
VERBemotionembarrass, abashcause to be embarrassed
socialembarrass, obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymyhinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
embarrass > pronunciation
Soundsihmbeh'rahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > embarrass: 2 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningCause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to embarrass Sue; Sam cannot embarrass Sue
Synonymabash
Narrowerconfuse, flurry, disconcert, put offCause to feel embarrassment
Broaderupset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfitCause to lose one's composure
Spanishavergonzar, confundir
Catalanapenar, avergonyir, confondre, torbar
Nounsembarrassmentsome event that causes someone to be embarrassed
English > embarrass: 2 senses > verb 2, social
Meaninghinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsobstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy
Narrowerbottleneckslow down or impede by creating an obstruction
checkBlock or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey
filibusterobstruct deliberately by delaying
hangprevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
stonewallobstruct or hinder any discussion
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishapenar, bloquear, dificultar, entorpecer, estorbar, impedir, obstaculizar, obstruir
Catalandificultar, obstaculitzar, obstruir

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