What does the word embarrass mean?

Usage examples for embarrass

  1. With a sudden dart he snatched up the sword from the floor and began a series of flourishes which threatened seriously to embarrass Mr. Doutfire. – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  2. You do quite embarrass me! – The Love-Chase by James Sheridan Knowles
  3. To embarrass the Duke of Guise she threw everything into confusion; but to conciliate the Protestants she had to redeem her pledges; and in spite of the opposition of the court, to issue an act of toleration in their favor. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger