Associations to the word «Abash»
ABASH, verb. (transitive) To make ashamed; to embarrass; to destroy the self-possession of, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to disconcert; to discomfit. [First attested from around (1150 to 1350).]
ABASH, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To lose self-possession; to become ashamed. [Attested from around (1350 to 1470) until the late 16th century.]
ABASH, verb. Cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious.
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