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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blush \Blush\, verb (used with an object)

1. To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate. [Obs.]

To blush and beautify the cheek again. --Shak.

2. To express or make known by blushing.

I'll blush you thanks. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blush \Blush\ (bl[u^]sh) verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Blushed} (bl[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blushing}.] [OE. bluschen to shine, look, turn red, AS. blyscan to glow; akin to blysa a torch, [=a]bl[=y]sian to blush, D. blozen, Dan. blusse to blaze, blush.]

1. To become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such cause, as the cheeks or face.

To the nuptial bower I led her blushing like the morn. --Milton.

In the presence of the shameless and unblushing, the young offender is ashamed to blush. --Buckminster.

He would stroke The head of modest and ingenuous worth, That blushed at its own praise. --Cowper.

2. To grow red; to have a red or rosy color.

The sun of heaven, methought, was loth to set, But stayed, and made the western welkin blush. --Shak.

3. To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers.

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen. --T. Gray.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blush \Blush\, noun

1. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty.

The rosy blush of love. --Trumbull.

2. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.

Light's last blushes tinged the distant hills. --Lyttleton.

{At first blush}, or {At the first blush}, at the first appearance or view. "At the first blush, we thought they had been ships come from France." --Hakluyt.

Note: This phrase is used now more of ideas, opinions, etc., than of material things. "All purely identical propositions, obviously, and at first blush, appear," etc. --Locke.

{To put to the blush}, to cause to blush with shame; to put to shame.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

blush

noun

1: a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health [syn: {bloom}, {blush}, {flush}, {rosiness}]

2: sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty) [syn: {blush}, {flush}]

verb

1: turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by" [syn: {blush}, {crimson}, {flush}, {redden}]

2: become rosy or reddish; "her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air"


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