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English noun: blush

1. blush (state) a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

Synonymsbloom, flush, rosiness

Broader (hypernym)good health, healthiness

2. blush (act) sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)


Broader (hypernym)inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

English verb: blush

1. blush (body) turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

SamplesThe girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by.

Synonymscrimson, flush, redden

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour

2. blush (change) become rosy or reddish

SamplesHer cheeks blushed in the cold winter air.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)redden

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