Meaning of “blush” in the English Dictionary

"blush" in British English

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blushverb [ I ]

uk /blʌʃ/ us /blʌʃ/

B2 to become pink in the face, usually from embarrassment:

I always blush when I speak in public.
I blush to think of what a fool I made of myself.

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blushnoun

/blʌʃ/

[ C ] a pink colour in the face, usually from embarrassment:

A blush of shame crept up his face.

[ C or U ] a pink wine

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(Definition of “blush” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blush" in American English

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blushverb [ I ]

us /blʌʃ/

blush verb [ I ] (REDDEN)

to become redder or darker in the face, usually from embarrassment:

He blushed at the thought of what he’d done.

blushnoun

us /blʌʃ/

blush noun (RED COLOR)

[ C ] a red color on the face, usually from embarrassment

blush noun (MAKEUP)

[ U ] a substance, often a powder, put on the face to add a slightly red color

(Definition of “blush” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)