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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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The simple beauty and joy of this melody are embarrassingly "modernized" in the Martin version.
Thus we move from the first graduation where the mother is loudly, embarrassingly present (and arguably absent since she is inebriated) to the last (graduate school) graduation, which the mother cannot attend since she has passed way (she died the day Awkward submitted his dissertation) and which Awkward doesn't attend either, partly because the thought of her not being there is unbearable.
The HKMA confused many market players and accumulated an embarrassingly large portion of the Hang Seng Index.
He was so embarrassingly common and little," writes Father John Kavanaugh.
They replaced, and worked better than, previous devices, which were heavy, bulky, and embarrassingly noticeable.
SERGIO FEELS BUSHED SERGIO GARCIA admits he feared he would have to withdraw, after embarrassingly injuring himself lashing out in anger.
Embarrassingly for Reets at the Xperia Access party at Sony Music's HQ, she had red lipstick on her nose and chin - and it took four songs before anyone pointed it out.
Goals in the first half from captain Keith Andrews, Alan Navarro and Colin Cameron, plus a second half-brace from Lloyd Dyer gave them an embarrassingly easy win.
Although Notts County had a terrific run in the competition last season, one can't see City slipping up at the first hurdle like they did so embarrassingly last season when they were humiliated at Hereford.
Finally, fed up with an experiment that had gone so embarrassingly wrong, the scientist threw his clone off the roof of the laboratory and killed him.
Embarrassingly Carole actually worked for a living and used the word "toilet" instead of the preferred term "lavatory" as favoured by those with blue blood.