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      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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abash, chagrin, confuse, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discountenance, distress, faze, fluster, mortify, put out of countenance, shame, show up     (informal)  

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