embarrass (one) about (something)

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embarrass (one) about (something)

To cause one to feel shame about someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "embarrass" and "about." Don't embarrass him about falling down on stage during the talent show—he's upset enough as it is.
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embarrass someone about someone or something

to make someone feel bad or ashamed about someone or something. Please don't embarrass me by mentioning my mistake again. There is no need to embarrass her about her unfortunate sister.
See also: embarrass
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The sources added that she just wants to move on from this and go about her life, as she is very embarrassed about everything that has gone on.
I must admit I'm embarrassed about her behaviour myself - she's usually the quiet and shy one - but I think moving house is a bit extreme.
The next time she bumps into neighbours she could acknowledge that's she's feeling a bit embarrassed about what happened, but in a light-hearted way.
Tell them not to feel strange or embarrassed about it, because we don't.
I can't think of any votes I'm particularly embarrassed about.
I literally sat there cringing behind my hands and got very embarrassed about the whole thing, but at least it's all done for a reason.
The 30-year-old now feels embarrassed about the incident.
Embarrassed about the perpetual inability of English footballers to summon the bottle to perform the most basic function of taking a penalty.
There's no reason to be embarrassed about your abode, especially with a friend who likes you for you--not if you sport designer duds or have a butler named Cheeves.
In a game where most matches are decided by a goal or two, the Antelopes were embarrassed about as bad as imaginable Monday.
Even Goldenballs, who, let's face it, has already got enough to be embarrassed about, looked embarrassed.
City officials are still embarrassed about last year's $6 million celebration that a city audit said failed because of poor leadership, bad planning and inadequate fund raising.