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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English blyscan.

Noun

Singular
blush

Plural
es

blush (es)
  1. An act of blushing.
  2. (uncountable) A sort of makeup, frequently a powder, used to redden the cheeks. Confer rouge.
  3. (color) A color between pink and cream.
    blush colour:   
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to blush

Third person singular
blush

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to blush (third-person singular simple present blush, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To redden in the face from shame, excitement or embarrassment.
Translations

Etymology 2

1486 Dame Julia Barnes. The Book of St Albans.

Noun

Singular
blush

Plural
es

blush (es)
  1. The collective noun for a group of boys.
    A blush of boys.
Usage notes

This is probably a fanciful expression and is not in common use.

References

  • Noun sense: 1986 Oxford Reference Dictionary: Appendix

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