Blush Blush, n. 1. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty. [1913 Webster]

The rosy blush of love. --Trumbull. [1913 Webster]

2. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint. [1913 Webster]

Light's last blushes tinged the distant hills. --Lyttleton. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(in the cheeks), , (of the cheeks),

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  • blush — vb Blush, flush are comparable as verbs primarily when meaning to turn or grow red in the face and as nouns when meaning a turning or growing red in the face. Blush implies a sudden heightening of color usually as the result of shame or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • blush — [ blɶʃ ] n. m. • 1969; mot angl. « afflux de sang au visage » ♦ Anglic. Fard à joues sec. Touche de blush. Des blushs. ● blush, blushs nom masculin (anglais to blush, rougir) Fard à joues applicable au pinceau. blush [blœʃ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1969 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Blush — (bl[u^]sh) v. i. [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.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blush — blush·ful; blush; blush·er; blush·ful·ly; blush·ing·ly; un·blush·ing·ly; un·blush·ing·ness; …   English syllables

  • blush — [blush] vi. [ME blushen, to shine brightly, blush, glance < OE blyscan; akin to blyse, torch < IE * bhles , shine > BLAZE1] 1. to become red in the face from shame, embarrassment, or confusion 2. to be ashamed or embarrassed: usually… …   English World dictionary

  • Blush — Blush, v. t. 1. To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To blush and beautify the cheek again. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To express or make known by blushing. [1913 Webster] I ll blush you thanks. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blush — ► VERB ▪ become red in the face through shyness or embarrassment. ► NOUN 1) an instance of blushing. 2) literary a pink or pale red tinge. ● at first blush Cf. ↑at first blush DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • blush — [n] pink coloring bloom, blossom, burning, color, flush, flushing, glow, glowing, mantling, pink tinge, reddening, redness, rosiness, rosy tint, ruddiness, scarlet; concept 622 Ant. paleness, pallidity, whiteness blush [v] become colored, pinken… …   New thesaurus

  • blush — |blâche| s. m. Cosmético destinado a dar cor às maças do rosto.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • blush — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ crimson, deep ▪ faint, slight VERB + BLUSH ▪ hide ▪ She tried to hide her fiery …   Collocations dictionary

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