blush /ˈbləʃ/ 不及物動詞
Blush v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blushed p. pr. & vb. n. Blushing.]
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.
Blush, v. t.
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.
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.
n 1: a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of
good health [syn: bloom, flush, rosiness]
2: sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt
or shame or modesty) [syn: flush]
v 1: turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed
when a young man whistled as she walked by" [syn: crimson,
2: become rosy or reddish; "her cheeks blushed in the cold