[ US /ɪmˈbɛɹəs/ ]
[ UK /ɛmbˈæɹəs/ ]
  1. cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
  2. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    His brother blocked him at every turn
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How To Use embarrass In A Sentence

  • Regardless of the outcome of the trial, the whole episode has been a huge embarrassment to English football.
  • The question was tinged with a touch of sarcasm that made her embarrassed flush renew its bright shade and caused her to clench her fists.
  • The excruciating embarrassment of finding one's personal peccadillos exposed to public scrutiny makes kiss-and-tell the perfect vengeance-fodder.
  • Rebecca was too embarrassed to reply, but he took her silence as an affirmative.
  • It was so embarrassing, I had to get up in front of hundreds of people and collect this award.
  • What is already a political embarrassment could turn into an economic nightmare. Times, Sunday Times
  • As my mom drove me home, after an embarrassing shower of kisses at the bus station, she chattered on and on about how boring her life was without me.
  • Compulsions are obvious to an observer and can cause considerable shame and embarrassment.
  • IT'S a well-known fact that footballers have embarrassing tastes in music. The Sun
  • He didn't even have the grace to look embarrassed.
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