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English verb: embarrass

1. embarrass (emotion) cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

ExamplesSam cannot embarrass Sue , The performance is likely to embarrass Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset

Narrower (hyponym)confuse, disconcert, flurry, put off

2. embarrass (social) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

SamplesHis brother blocked him at every turn.

Synonymsblock, blockade, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

Narrower (hyponym)bottleneck, check, filibuster, hang, stonewall

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