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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) into (doing something)

To shame or humiliate someone into doing something. The newspaper ran an unflattering story about our CEO and embarrassed him into donating money to various charities. The other kids embarrassed me into starting the food fight by calling me names.
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embarrass (someone) with (something)

To shame someone with something. Mom, I can't believe you embarrassed me with my baby pictures when all of my friends were over!
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embarrassed about (something)

Shameful about something. I'm so embarrassed about falling down on stage during the talent show! Considering how well you played, you shouldn't feel embarrassed about losing.
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financially embarrassed

Having little to no money. Any chance we can go out to dinner next week? I'm just a little financially embarrassed right now.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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embarrass someone into doing something

to shame someone into doing something. They tried to embarrass me into doing it, but I resisted. Juan tried to embarrass Fred into going home early.
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embarrass someone with something

to use something to make someone feel bad or ashamed. Please don't embarrass me with that old story again. Maria embarrassed Henry with a reminder of what had happened.
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financially embarrassed

Euph. broke. I'm a bit financially embarrassed at the moment. Gary found himself financially embarrassed when the time came to pay the bill.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A 20-year-old man swaggered up almost embarrassedly to hug the little boy, mumbling affectionately `Ay mi hijo (Oh my son) God bless you!' The mother watched, revealing no emotion.
Eventually, I creep to the bathroom and surreptitiously, embarrassedly, sneak one of the little (and now rather old) red-and-white sleeping pills that a doctor once prescribed for jet lag.
Like Dave Spart or ~Disgusted' of Tunbridge Wells, Caesar approaches his subjects querulously determined to expose another Establishment conspiracy, though he does sometimes shrink from total irreconcilability (~To be fair'; ~But this perhaps is to be over-censorious'; ~but this is perhaps too pre-emptive a statement'), and occasionally, for example, admits somewhat embarrassedly that literary merit may have had something to do with Auden's esteem (p.
Even our dashing pilot went off with one of the officers, and in the morning embarrassedly showed up at breakfast, denying anything had happened.
He embarrassedly describes his financial woes to his benefactor Antonio (an excellent Byron Jennings, who nicely underplays his character's crush on the younger man) with such self-reproach that Antonio's generous response becomes the obvious course of action.
He had a large polychromatic nose, more a badge of office than an organ, and he rubbed it embarrassedly. 'They'd rather be on their own.
At least one gay man on the Shadows set embarrassedly confesses he gets completely turned on when she's near.
It's the old 'nutter on the bus' syndrome, where everyone immediately shuffles around embarrassedly, tries desperately not to catch their eye and hopes to God they don't sit down next to them (put your coat there quick).
Off you go to the lingerie shop, there to stand embarrassedly amid the red lace suspender belts before grabbing a bra-and-thong combo she'll dismiss as tacky and humiliating.
"He's the only one I'm going out with at the moment," she laughs, embarrassedly. "So I should hope he would be!"