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embarrass  


      vb   mainly tr  
1    also intr   to feel or cause to feel confusion or self-consciousness; disconcert; fluster  
2    usually passive   to involve in financial difficulties  
3    Archaic   to make difficult; complicate  
4    Archaic   to impede; obstruct; hamper  
     (C17 (in the sense: to impede): via French and Spanish from Italian imbarrazzare, from imbarrare to confine within bars; see en-1, bar1)  
  embarrassed      adj  
  embarrassedly      adv  
  embarrassing      adj  
  embarrassingly      adv  
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v.
to face a situation courageously
colloquial
v.
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
"I just realised how important is that trip for you."
exp.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
v.
to believe or say that some consequences, situation and event are caused by something else.
I always attribute my poor grades on all the math tests due to my stupidity.
exp.
expression used to describe an attempt to organize a difficult or unpredictable situation; trying to coordinate a group of people who tend to act chaotically
[Bus.] E.g: Some say that managing a team is herding cats.
exp.
be the most affected by a unpleasant situation; be considered the main responsible for a negative event
E.g.: If the deadline is not met, the production department will bear the brunt
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
id.
to be more sucsessful than others in a competitive situation.or to do things in advance to reach sucsess in a competition.
I jelous my friend she is always ahead of the game! That basketball tim was ahead of the game that is why they won!
exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
n.
name given to the discomfort felt in the abdominal area in situations of stress or anxiety
also known as "butterflies in the stomach" sensation

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