Part of speech: verb

To confuse; abash; perplex; hamper; encumber.

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Usage examples "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", William Magnay.
  2. You do quite embarrass me! - "The Love-Chase", 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", John Alberger.