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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 a wuss.
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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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embarrass about (something)

1. To feel shame about someone or 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.
2. 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.
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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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The prime time Channel 4 TV show Embarrassing Bodies Live was filming in Newcastle near Grey's Monument yesterday and will be there again today, with Dr Pixie McKenna on hand to help those afflicted with odd conditions.
The primetime Channel 4 TV show Embarrassing Bodies Live is filming in Newcastle with Dr Pixie McKenna on hand to help those afflicted with out of the ordinary conditions.
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GRAEME SOUNESS believes Luis Suarez is on a final warning at Liverpool after embarrassing the club by biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.
If your condition has flummoxed conventional medics, why not pop along to Caerphilly's Big Cheese Festival in Caerphilly on Sunday, July 29, and get checked out by Dr Dawn Harper from TV series Embarrassing Bodies.
If they handed out awards for Most Embarrassing Word Mix-Ups, you'd have to compete against me for the gold medal
Dr Dettori "It feels a little bit embarrassing, to be honest, as I have been standing alongside hundreds of young students who have been studying for many years to get a degree and I've sneaked in through the back door," he said.
When there is not much contact and they go down screaming, it is embarrassing from a man's point of view," Davies told the Manchester Evening News.
Channel 4 has asked Birminghambased Maverick Television to produces a series of its hugely successful show Embarrassing Bodies which focuses specifically on problems caused by being overweight.
NASTY bumps, painful bites and oozing sores don't sound like an appealing night in front of the telly, but it's hard not to be drawn into watching Embarrassing Bodies.
The 'Michael Clayton' actor - who drives a electric one seater Tango car - says the vehicle is not only embarrassing in terms of its appearance, it also means he can't drive any of his friends anywhere.
Observed Murray, "Another reason is that Moore has committed some embarrassing gaffes.