put+to+shame

  • 1 put to shame — To disgrace, esp by excelling • • • Main Entry: ↑shame * * * put (someone or something) to shame : to be much better than (someone or something) Her art project put mine to shame. [=her art project was much better than mine] • • • Main Entry:… …

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  • 2 put to shame — ► put to shame shame (someone) by outdoing or surpassing them. Main Entry: ↑shame …

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  • 3 put to shame — index brand (stigmatize), denigrate, humiliate, pillory, reproach, sully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 4 put to shame — defeated very badly, feel ashamed of losing    Our baseball team was put to shame by the Cubans: 11 0 …

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  • 5 put to shame — put (someone) to shame to cause someone to be embarrassed. I thought I was in pretty good shape for hiking, but Astrid, who is in her 70s, put me to shame …

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  • 6 put to shame — Shame, abash, mortify, make ashamed, put to the blush, put out of countenance, put down …

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  • 7 put to shame — {v. phr.} 1. To disgrace. * /The cleanliness of European cities puts our cities to shame./ * /That filthy dump puts our town to shame./ 2. To do much better than surpass. * /Einstein put other physicists to shame when he proved his theory of… …

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  • 8 put to shame — {v. phr.} 1. To disgrace. * /The cleanliness of European cities puts our cities to shame./ * /That filthy dump puts our town to shame./ 2. To do much better than surpass. * /Einstein put other physicists to shame when he proved his theory of… …

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  • 9 put\ to\ shame — v. phr. 1. To disgrace. The cleanliness of European cities puts our cities to shame. That filthy dump puts our town to shame. 2. To do much better than surpass. Einstein put other physicists to shame when he proved his theory of relativity… …

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  • 10 put to shame — these new materials put our old plastics to shame Syn: outshine, outclass, eclipse, surpass, excel, outstrip, outdo, put in the shade, upstage; informal run rings around …

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  • 11 put to shame — idi a) to cause to suffer shame or disgrace b) to outdo; surpass …

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  • 12 put to shame — disgrace, cause embarrassment; surpass, excel, do better than …

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  • 13 To put to shame — Shame Shame, n. [OE. shame, schame, AS. scamu, sceamu; akin to OS. & OHG. scama, G. scham, Icel. sk[ o]mm, shkamm, Sw. & Dan. skam, D. & G. schande, Goth. skanda shame, skaman sik to be ashamed; perhaps from a root skam meaning to cover, and akin …

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  • 14 was put to shame — was embarrassed, was laid bare …

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  • 15 Shame — Shame, n. [OE. shame, schame, AS. scamu, sceamu; akin to OS. & OHG. scama, G. scham, Icel. sk[ o]mm, shkamm, Sw. & Dan. skam, D. & G. schande, Goth. skanda shame, skaman sik to be ashamed; perhaps from a root skam meaning to cover, and akin to… …

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  • 16 shame — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of humiliation or distress caused by awareness of wrong or foolish behaviour. 2) loss or respect or esteem. 3) a cause of shame. 4) a regrettable or unfortunate thing. ► VERB ▪ cause to feel ashamed. ● …

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  • 17 shame — [shām] n. [ME < OE scamu, akin to Ger scham] 1. a painful feeling of having lost the respect of others because of the improper behavior, incompetence, etc. of oneself or of someone that one is close to or associated with 2. a tendency to have… …

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  • 18 Shame — Shame, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shaming}.] 1. To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame. [1913 Webster] Were there but one… …

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  • 19 shame — Synonyms and related words: abasement, abash, abashment, abomination, apologies, atrocity, attrition, ayenbite of inwit, bad, besmirch, bitterness, blacken, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, bring shame upon, bully, burning shame,… …

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  • 20 shame — shamable, shameable, adj. shamably, shameably, adv. /shaym/, n., v., shamed, shaming. n. 1. the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another: She was overcome… …

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