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embarrass

 [em-bar´as]
to impede the function of; to obstruct.

embarrass

/em·bar·rass/ (em-bar´as) to impede the function of; to obstruct.

embarrass

(ĕm-băr′ăs)
To interfere with or compromise function.

embarrass

to impede the function of; to obstruct.
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Embarrassing for debt junkie George Osborne that he borrowed PS50billion more last year alone than was predicted in 2010.
The programme makers have gone back on the road to tackle even more of the nation's embarrassing medical conditions in urgent need of attention and the BAFTA award-winning series is visiting Newcastle for two days only.
The Embarrassing Bodies team are back on the road to tackle even more of the nation's embarrassing medical conditions in urgent need of attention and the BAFTA awardwinning series is visiting Newcastle for two days only.
As the nation's waistband expands, Embarrassing Fat Bodies, the show's working title, will look at the physical conditions caused by obesity as well as the long-lasting effect being overweight has on the body internally and externally, even once a person has lost weight.
Sometimes the embarrassing problems turn out to be not so embarrassing at all and easily tackled by a simple course of treatment, but in some cases people find themselves being booked into the nearest operating theatre.
Given the massive civilian carnage in Iraq and the now legendary stupidity of our alleged "smart bombs" this was plausible--though highly unlikely and embarrassing nonetheless on a whole bunch of other fronts.
To me the whole situation regarding comments on politicians voiced by some priests and Cardinals--those who are, or who are not in support of politicians who openly support abortion and gay "marriage"--is extremely embarrassing, especially for those outside and even for those within the Church.
However, it is embarrassing for the student who makes an error if the teacher's only response is his or her wrongdoing.
Someone who's bobo is basically just embarrassing, and makes embarrassing comments.
As Campaign 2004 entered its home stretch, we asked a variety of policy wonks, journalists, thinkers, and other public figures in the reason universe to reveal for whom they were voting this fall, for whom they pulled the lever last time around, their most embarrassing presidential vote, and their favorite president of all time.
And while probably a harmless mishap, when discovered, such errors may be particularly embarrassing to authors making false claims.
Incidents requiring crisis negotiations often are difficult, highly emotional, embarrassing, and dangerous.