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Overview of verb embarrass

The verb embarrass has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) embarrass, abash

(cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious)

2. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass

(hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn")


Overview of adj embarrassing

The adj embarrassing has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable

(hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign")

2. (2) embarrassing, mortifying

(causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation; "the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles"; "it was mortifying to know he had heard every word")

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