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embarrass - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'embarrass' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Embarrass [ v. t.]
- To hinder from freedom of thought, speech, or action by something which impedes or confuses mental action; to perplex; to discompose; to disconcert; as, laughter may embarrass an orator.
- To hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to obstruct; as, business is embarrassed; public affairs are embarrassed.
- To involve in difficulties concerning money matters; to incumber with debt; to beset with urgent claims or demands; -- said of a person or his affairs; as, a man or his business is embarrassed when he can not meet his pecuniary engagements.
- Embarrassment.

Meaning of 'embarrass' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . embarrass [ v]
Meaning (1):
- hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
Example in sentence:
  • His brother blocked him at every turn