Cause to be embarrassed.
To lose self-possession; to become ashamed.



  • egg on someone’s face
  • make a monkey of
  • make one sing small
  • bowed down
  • humbled in the dust
  • not know where to put yourself
  • send away with a flea in one’s ear
  • not look somebody in the eye
  • throw into a tizzy
  • meet somebody’s eye

Sentence Examples

By crying for this silly reason she not only made us to abash but also dumped the whole students respect and will into the drainage.

Not knowing whether he intended to compliment me or abash me among so many strangers, or have some fun at my expense, I concluded to go ahead and give him and his likes a blizzard.

To criticize someone doesn’t have to mean to reject or abash someone.