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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blush  \Blush\  (bl[u^]sh)  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blushed} 
  (bl[u^]sht);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Blushing}.]  [OE.  bluschen  to 
  shine,  look  turn  red,  AS  blyscan  to  glow;  akin  to  blysa  a 
  torch,  [=a]bl[=y]sian  to  blush,  D.  blozen,  Dan.  blusse  to 
  blaze,  blush.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blush  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blush  \Blush\,  n. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blush 
  n  :  a  rosy  color  (especially  in  the  cheeks)  taken  as  a  sign  of 
  good  health  [syn:  {bloom},  {flush},  {rosiness}] 
  v  :  turn  red,  as  if  in  embarrassment  [syn:  {crimson},  {flush},  {redden}] 




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