It embarrasses me when I get on a street car with her because the men stare so.
"Girls, if you only knew how terribly this embarrasses me," pleaded Grace.
But, don't talk any more just now in that way, because it embarrasses me.
It embarrasses her in school, in spite of her teaching only girls in a private institution.
"It embarrasses me like the devil to say such a thing," continued Rowan, digging in the sand with his spurred heels.
But it embarrasses me dreadfully, to have you hug me in public.
Well, if it embarrasses you, you might switch to papa once in a while.
I have the choice of weapons, and that is what embarrasses me; that is the difficulty.
However, it embarrasses me a little, it embarrasses me a great deal, to find you here.
It embarrasses a man when he has to put his hand into his breast pocket, and take out his character, and submit it for inspection.
1670s, "perplex, throw into doubt," from French embarrasser (16c.), literally "to block," from embarras "obstacle," from Italian imbarrazzo, from imbarrare "to bar," from in- "into, upon" (see in- (2)) + Vulgar Latin *barra "bar."
Meaning "hamper, hinder" is from 1680s. Meaning "make (someone) feel awkward" first recorded 1828. Original sense preserved in embarras de richesse (1751), from French (1726): the condition of having more wealth than one knows what to do with. Related: Embarrassed; embarrassing; embarrassingly.