embarrass embarrass  /ɪm ˈbɛ rəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
  2. (v) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

Usage(s):

  1. There is no evidence that adolescents are harmed by having parents who are unabashedly loving--as long as you don't embarrass them in front of their friends.
  2. The stimulus oversight czar threatens to take the money back or mount a public campaign to embarrass them if they don't use the money as intended.

News

  1. Use This Tipping Guide And You'll Never Look Cheap Again

    Don't embarrass yourself. 
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Insider via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Forget Cat Beards — It's All About the Cat Fro

    Hey, cat lovers, there's a new way to embarrass your feline and find fame on the Internet. Behold, the Cat Fro. The latest Instagram photo fad has cat owners posing with their furry friend on their head. It's the new Cat Beard , which is so three weeks ago. Web-famous, curmudgeonly kitty Colonel Meow popularized the #catfro hashtag, sharing his favorite shots on Facebook. With 4,000 Likes and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mashable

  3. Some questions about ‘fuzzy’ history

    As usual Mr. Garlock’s column was well-written and interesting. However I’m still trying to figure out the point of the whole exercise. Was his point that Lincoln wasn’t such a good guy? Is he indignant at the treatment of the Confederate dead? Is the Gettysburg address fatally flawed because it does not honor the worthy enemy? Should we seek to embarrass the guides at the Gettysburg battlefield ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Fayette Citizen

Quotes

  1. "I didn't want to embarrass my wife, my kids, Idaho and my friends," Craig said. "And I wrestled with it a long while. ...... I should have told my wife. I should have told my kids. And most importantly, I should have told counsel."
    on Oct 14, 2007 By: Larry Craig Source: ABC News

  2. "I'm not competing this year. I'm not competitive now and I didn't want to go out and embarrass myself," Floyd said. "It was something I toyed with pretty much all year as to whether I would play or not. I just feel that I've had so many...
    on Apr 6, 2010 By: Raymond Floyd Source: BBC Sport

  3. "I want to thank you for all the work that you do," Jones told the audience, quoting the Book of Genesis on how God breathed life into man. "I don't mean to embarrass anybody by comparing the actor to God, but once we've taken the role, we...
    on Jan 25, 2009 By: James Earl Jones Source: FOXNews

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