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slang To vomit. I felt like I was going to blow beets from seasickness out on that boat.
go beet red
To redden in the face (blush), typically due to embarrassment. She went beet red when her crush came up and talked to her. I went beet red when the teacher made me speak in front of the whole class.
red as a beetroot
Blushing, usually from embarrassment. I was red as a beetroot when the teacher made me speak in front of the whole class. Oh, Mike definitely likes you—he turns red as a beetroot every time you're around!
red as a beetrootBRITISH or
red as a beetAMERICAN
If someone is as red as a beetroot, their face is very red, usually because they are hot or embarrassed. After running around in the heat, Jonah's face was as red as a beetroot. He'd been out in the sun so long, he was as red as a beet. Note: You can also say that someone goes or turns red as a beetroot or red as a beet. He turned as red as beetroot when I told him. Meg trembled and went as red as a beet.
red as a beetroot(of a person) red-faced, typically through embarrassment.
(as) red as a ˈbeetroot(British English) (American English (as) red as a ˈbeet) (informal) with red cheeks, because you feel angry, embarrassed or hot: I could feel myself going red as a beetroot when she said that my work had been chosen for the prize. ♢ My face is always as red as a beet when I come out of the sauna.
tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. What was in that stew? I feel like I gotta blow beets.
red as a beet
Flushed from embarrassment, sunburn, physical effort, or some other cause. Although many of the similes involving red are very flattering, notably lips as red as a cherry or cheeks as red as an apple, being red as a beet is not: for example, “After six hours over a hot stove, Jane was red as a beet.” Neither is red as a lobster, as in “A day at the beach left Bill as red as a lobster.”