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BLUSH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blush mean? 

BLUSH (noun)
  The noun BLUSH has 2 senses:

1. a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
2. sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)

  Familiarity information: BLUSH used as a noun is rare.


BLUSH (verb)
  The verb BLUSH has 2 senses:

1. turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
2. become rosy or reddish

  Familiarity information: BLUSH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLUSH (noun)


Sense 1blush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

rosiness; blush; flush; bloom

Hypernyms ("blush" is a kind of...):

good health; healthiness (the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease)


Sense 2blush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

blush; flush

Hypernyms ("blush" is a kind of...):

inborn reflex; innate reflex; instinctive reflex; physiological reaction; reflex; unconditioned reflex (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)


BLUSH (verb)


Sense 1blush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

blush; crimson; flush; redden

Context example:

The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by

Hypernyms (to "blush" is one way to...):

color; colour; discolor; discolour (change color, often in an undesired manner)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2blush [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become rosy or reddish

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air

Hypernyms (to "blush" is one way to...):

redden (turn red or redder)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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