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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
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"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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