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- IPA(key): /ɪmˈbæ.ɹəs/
- (Mary–marry–merry merger) IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɛ(ə).ɹəs/
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- Rhymes: -ærəs
- (transitive) to humiliate; to disrupt somebody's composure or comfort with acting publicly or freely; to disconcert; to abash
- The crowd's laughter and jeers embarrassed him.
- (transitive) To hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to obstruct.
- Business is embarrassed; public affairs are embarrassed.
- (transitive) To involve in difficulties concerning money matters; to encumber with debt; to beset with urgent claims or demands.
- A man or his business is embarrassed when he cannot meet his pecuniary engagements.
to humiliate; to disrupt somebody's composure or comfort with acting publicly or freely
- embarrass in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- embarrass in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.