verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of blush
Examples from the Web for blush
Storage containers hold a treasure trove of mascara, lipstick, blush, and other makeup.
At first blush, this practice may have the appearance of legitimacy in cases where detainees refused to eat or drink.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture|Russell Saunders|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Ello is not the Shangri-La of social networks that it might appear to be at first blush.
All of them are plain, boring, unadventurous, and blush when the topic of sex is brought up.Lifetime’s ‘Girlfriend Intervention’: The Fairy Black Mothers TV Doesn’t Need|Phoebe Robinson|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At first blush, Henry Ford, the founder of Ford, and Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors, would seem to have little in common.
The skipper had the grace to blush, and shifted uneasily in his chair.The Green Mummy|Fergus Hume
"He will tell you about that to-morrow," Evelyn answered with a blush.The Coast of Adventure|Harold Bindloss
"O, we don't know what will happen before that time," she spoke for the first time, with a blush as I squeezed her hand.The Conquest|Oscar Micheaux
But the blush kept heightening on the youth's cheeks as the examination proceeded.Charlemont|W. Gilmore Simms
It made me feel foolish and I dare say it made me look foolish; and I know it caused Emily to blush.Afloat And Ashore|James Fenimore Cooper
Word Origin for blush
mid-14c., bluschen, blischen, probably from Old English blyscan "blush, become red, glow" (glossing Latin rutilare), akin to blyse "torch," from Proto-Germanic *blisk- "to shine, burn," which also yielded words in Low German (e.g. Dutch blozen "to blush") and Scandinavian (e.g. Danish blusse "to blaze; to blush"); ultimately from PIE *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).
For vowel evolution, see bury. Earliest recorded senses were "to shine brightly; to look, stare." Sense of "turn red in the face" (with shame, modesty, etc.) is from c.1400. Related: Blushed; blushing.
mid-14c., "a look, a glance" (sense preserved in at first blush), also "a gleam, a gleaming" (late 14c.), from blush (v.). As "a reddening of the face" from 1590s. Meaning "a rosy color" is 1590s.
see at first blush.