embarrass (embarrasses, present participle embarrassing; past and past participle embarrassed)
- (transitive) to humiliate; to disrupt somebody's composure or comfort with acting publicly or freely; to disconcert; to abash
- The crowd's laughter and jeers embarrassed him.
- (transitive) To hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to obstruct.
- Business is embarrassed; public affairs are embarrassed.
- (transitive) To involve in difficulties concerning money matters; to encumber with debt; to beset with urgent claims or demands.
- A man or his business is embarrassed when he cannot meet his pecuniary engagements.
- French: embarrasser, gêner
- German: verlegen machen
- Italian: imbarazzare, mettere in imbarazzo
- Portuguese: embaraçar
- Russian: смуща́ть
- Spanish: avergonzar, abochornar, sonrojar