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VERB (2)

1. cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious;
[syn: embarrass, abash]

2. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of;
- Example: "His brother blocked him at every turn"
[syn: obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Embarrass \Em*bar"rass\ ([e^]m*b[a^]r"ras), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embarrassed ([e^]m*b[a^]r"rast); p. pr. & vb. n. Embarrassing.] [F. embarrasser (cf. Sp. embarazar, Pg. embara[,c]ar, Pr. barras bar); pref. em- (L. in) + LL. barra bar. See Bar.] 1. To hinder from freedom of thought, speech, or action by something which impedes or confuses mental action; to make (a person) unpleasantly self-conscious; to perplex; to discompose; to disconcert; as, laughter may embarrass an orator. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: abash, discompose, disconcert, discomfit, chagrin. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. To hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to obstruct; as, business is embarrassed; public affairs are embarrassed. [WordNet sense 2] Syn: obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie. [1913 Webster] 3. (Com.) 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. Syn: To hinder; perplex; entangle; confuse; puzzle; disconcert; abash; distress. -- To Embarrass, Puzzle, Perplex. We are puzzled when our faculties are confused by something we do not understand. We are perplexed when our feelings, as well as judgment, are so affected that we know not how to decide or act. We are embarrassed when there is some bar or hindrance upon us which impedes our powers of thought, speech, or motion. A schoolboy is puzzled by a difficult sum; a reasoner is perplexed by the subtleties of his opponent; a youth is sometimes so embarrassed before strangers as to lose his presence of mind. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Embarrass \Em*bar"rass\, n. [F. embarras. See Embarrass, v. t.] Embarrassment. [Obs.] --Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

embarrass v 1: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious [syn: embarrass, abash] 2: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn" [syn: obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

106 Moby Thesaurus words for "embarrass": abash, absorb, addle, addle the wits, agitate, awkward, ball up, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, bewilder, bother, bug, burden, cast down, catch up in, chagrin, cloud, concern, confound, confuse, cramp, cripple, cumber, daze, dazzle, deflate, discombobulate, discomfit, discommodious, discompose, disconcert, discountenance, disgrace, dismay, disorganize, disorient, distress, disturb, draw in, embarrassing, encumber, engage, enmesh, ensnarl, entangle, entoil, entrammel, entrap, entwine, faze, fetter, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog, fuddle, fuss, hamper, hamstring, handicap, hobble, humble, humiliate, impede, implicate, incommodious, interest, involve, lame, let down, lime, lumber, maze, mist, mix up, moider, mortify, muddle, net, nonplus, perplex, perturb, pother, press down, put out, put to shame, queer, raise hell, rattle, ruffle, saddle with, shackle, shame, show up, snarl, suck into, tangle, throw into confusion, toil, trammel, unsettle, upset, vex, weigh down
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Embarrass, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 399 Housing Units (2000): 164 Land area (2000): 1.203737 sq. miles (3.117664 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003955 sq. miles (0.010243 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.207692 sq. miles (3.127907 sq. km) FIPS code: 23850 Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55 Location: 44.670716 N, 88.703361 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Embarrass, WI Embarrass