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"blush" in British English

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blushverb [I]

uk   us   /blʌʃ/
B2 to ​becomepink 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 ​pinkcolour in the ​face, usually from ​embarrassment: A blush of ​shamecrept up his ​face. [C or U] a ​pinkwine
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(Definition of blush from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​redcolor on the ​face, usually from ​embarrassment
  • blush noun (MAKEUP)

[U] a ​substance, often a ​powder, put on the ​face to ​add a ​slightlyredcolor
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