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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.