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)
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