Blush

Definition of Blush

Pronunciation: blŭsh
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Blushed (blŭsht); p. pr. & vb. n. Blushing.]
1.To become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such cause, as the cheeks or face.
To the nuptial bower
I led her blushing like the morn.
- Milton.
In the presence of the shameless and unblushing, the young offender is ashamed to blush.
- Buckminster.
He would stroke
The head of modest and ingenuous worth,
That blushed at its own praise.
- Cowper.
2.To grow red; to have a red or rosy color.
The sun of heaven, methought, was loth to set,
But stayed, and made the western welkin blush.
- Shak.
3.To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers.
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen.
- T. Gray.
v. t.1.To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate.
To blush and beautify the cheek again.
- Shak.
2.To express or make known by blushing.
I'll blush you thanks.
- Shak.
n.1.A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty.
The rosy blush of love.
- Trumbull.
2.A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.
Light's last blushes tinged the distant hills.
- Lyttleton.
At first blush
at the first appearance or view.
To put to the blush
to cause to blush with shame; to put to shame.
- Hakluyt.

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