- (also intr) to feel or cause to feel confusion or self-consciousness; disconcert; fluster
- (usually passive) to involve in financial difficulties
- archaic to make difficult; complicate
- archaic to impede; obstruct; hamper
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪmˈbærəs/USA pronuncation: IPA/ɛmˈbærəs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(em bar′əs)
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em•bar•rass /ɛmˈbærəs/USA pronunciation v.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
em•bar•rass (em bar′əs),USA pronunciation v.t.
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embarrass /ɪmˈbærəs/ vb (mainly tr)
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Synonyms: put in a false position, mortify, put one's foot in it or in one's mouth, straiten, tarnish, more...
Collocations: embarrassed [her, himself, their friend, the teacher, her parents], his [actions, poor singing, behavior] embarrassed them, embarrassed him by [making, saying, doing, telling], more...
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