- Agent noun of blush; one who blushes.
- Face makeup that makes the cheeks rosier.
- Any of several closely related, edible species of the genus Amanita, including Amanita rubescens and Amanita novinupta.
- (face makeup): blush, rouge
- Beside him Lady Partridge, her head tilted up, her face a mask of blusher and brown powder, like someone just back from a skiing holiday, was also clearly elsewhere.
- An act of blushing; a red glow on the face caused by shame, modesty, etc.
- A glow; a flush of colour, especially pink or red.
- (figurative) Feeling or appearance of optimism.
- (uncountable, countable) A sort of makeup, frequently a powder, used to redden the cheeks.
- A color between pink and cream.
- (chiefly US) A pale pink wine made by removing the dark grape skins at the required point during fermentation.
- Why, Warwick, canst thou speak against thy liege,
- Whom thou obeyed’st thirty and six years,
- And not bewray thy treason with a blush?
- […] when he perceived her industriously avoiding any explanation, he was contented to remain in ignorance, the rather as he was not without suspicion that there were some circumstances which must have raised her blushes, had she related the whole truth.
- Their eyes instantly met, and the cheeks of each were overspread with the deepest blush.
- It was a sudden revelation, a tinge like a blush which one tried to check and then, as it spread, one yielded to its expansion […]
- And now the rosy blush of morn began to mantle in the east, and soon the rising sun, emerging from amidst golden and purple clouds, shed his blithesome rays on the tin weathercocks of Communipaw.
- Each painting consists of a white aluminum disk, sprayed at the edges with a subtle blush of blue, pink or grey.
- The independence ceremony could not keep the blush of April’s revolution, when carnations had seemed to sprout from every buttonhole, from fading.
- The weakening of local currencies – in Argentina, Australia and Brazil – gave a blush to the financial numbers. improved to an average of $911/oz compared with the $924/oz recorded in the first half of 2015).
- Synonyms: blusher, rouge
- The same rules that apply to face powder apply to powder blush, since neither contains water. Cream blush, however, should be replaced after a year. To prolong the life of any blush, clean your blush brush regularly and store the product in a dry place.
- blush colour:
- Makeup colors like ivory and blush dominate spring collections and have even infiltrated Burberry’s shoes.
- Synonyms: blush wine, rosé
- If you’re looking to indulge in some good food while you sip your blush, pair the Chardonnay-Pinot Noir with fresh, summer foods such as sushi, refreshing salads, delicious seafood and fruity summertime desserts.
- (intransitive) To become red in the face (and sometimes experience an associated feeling of warmth), especially due to shyness, shame, excitement, or embarrassment.
- (intransitive, figurative) To be ashamed or embarrassed (to do something).
- (intransitive) To become red.
- (transitive) To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make rosy.
- (transitive) To change skin color in the face (to a particular shade).
- (transitive) To express or make known by blushing.
- (intransitive) To have a warm and delicate colour, like some roses and other flowers.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To glance with the eye, cast a glance.
- Synonym: go red
- The love scene made him blush to the roots of his hair / to the tips of his ears.
- He wasn’t used to this much attention, so he blushed as he saw dozens of pairs of eyes watching him.
- […] they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush:
- To the Nuptial Bowre
- I led her blushing like the Morn:
- Mrs. Montgomery brushed away her tears, and blushed at having shed them.
- But Tommy was bashful, and the attention he had thus drawn upon himself made him blush. He was a timid lad and he shrank away now, evidently fearing Shell.
- While Cato lives, Caesar will blush to see
- Mankind enslaved, and be ashamed of Empire.
- He never blushed to rob a slave mother of her children, no matter how young or small.
- […] in this enlightened age, we have much to blush for in the acts of our ancestors.
- The sun of heaven, methought, was loth to set,
- But stayed, and made the western welkin blush,
- [the ghost] with the heart there cools and ne’er returneth
- To blush and beautify the cheek again.
- When he saw it, he blushed a beet red.
- I wasn’t surprised, but it was embarrassing enough that I blushed a little pink.
- A few lost leaves blushed crimson with their shame,
- And drowned themselves despairing in the brook,
- […] she […] blushed a warm and genuine-looking pink.
- Looking at me with a knowing glare, she blushed her discomfort with the situation.
- I’ll blush you thanks.
- The windows smiled, the door coaxed and beckoned, the creeper blushed confederacy.
- “I can see you you yawning and stretching, Felix—not very polite." Felix sprang to attention, metaphorically speaking, and blushed his apologies.
- The garden was full of blossoms that blushed in myriad shades to form a beautiful carpet of color.
- Full many a Flower is born to blush unseen,
- And waste its Sweetness on the desart Air.
- […] lanes which last night blushed full of flowers, to-day were pathless with untrodden snow;
- Natalie’s pink bonnet blushed in the early sunshine […]