tr.v. a·bashed, a·bash·ing, a·bash·es
To make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert. See Synonyms at embarrass.
[Middle English abaishen, to lose one's composure, from Old French esbahir, esbahiss- : es-, intensive pref. (from Latin ex-; see EX-) + baer, to gape; see BAY2.]
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