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 for blush
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blush \Blush\, v. t.
     1. To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate.
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              To blush and beautify the cheek again. --Shak.
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     2. To express or make known by blushing.
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              I'll blush you thanks.                --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blush \Blush\ (bl[u^]sh) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blushed
     (bl[u^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Blushing.] [OE. bluschen to
     shine, look, turn red, AS. blyscan to glow; akin to blysa a
     torch, [=a]bl[=y]sian to blush, D. blozen, Dan. blusse to
     blaze, blush.]
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     1. To become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense
        of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such
        cause, as the cheeks or face.
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              To the nuptial bower
              I led her blushing like the morn.     --Milton.
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              In the presence of the shameless and unblushing, the
              young offender is ashamed to blush.   --Buckminster.
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              He would stroke
              The head of modest and ingenuous worth,
              That blushed at its own praise.       --Cowper.
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     2. To grow red; to have a red or rosy color.
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              The sun of heaven, methought, was loth to set,
              But stayed, and made the western welkin blush.
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     3. To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other
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              Full many a flower is born to blush unseen. --T.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blush \Blush\, n.
     1. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a
        sense of shame, confusion, or modesty.
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              The rosy blush of love.               --Trumbull.
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     2. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.
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              Light's last blushes tinged the distant hills.
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     At first blush, or At the first blush, at the first
        appearance or view. "At the first blush, we thought they
        had been ships come from France." --Hakluyt.
     Note: This phrase is used now more of ideas, opinions, etc.,
           than of material things. "All purely identical
           propositions, obviously, and at first blush, appear,"
           etc. --Locke.
     To put to the blush, to cause to blush with shame; to put
        to shame.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of
           good health [syn: bloom, blush, flush, rosiness]
      2: sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt
         or shame or modesty) [syn: blush, flush]
      v 1: turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl
           blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by" [syn:
           blush, crimson, flush, redden]
      2: become rosy or reddish; "her cheeks blushed in the cold
         winter air"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "blush":
     be guilty, blanch, bloom, blossom, blushing, change color, color,
     color up, coloring, crimson, crimsoning, darken, fieriness, flame,
     flush, flushing, glow, grow red, healthy glow, hectic,
     hectic flush, incandescence, look black, look guilty, mantle,
     mantling, pale, pink, pudency, pudicity, redden, reddening,
     redness, rose, rosiness, rouge, rubefacient, rubescence,
     rufescence, squirm with self-consciousness, stammer, suffusion,
     turn color, turn pale, turn red, warm color, warmth,
     warmth of color, whiten, whiteness

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