- an embarrassed silence un silencio violento or embarazoso he gave an embarrassed cough soltó una tosecilla nerviosa I'm embarrassed me da vergüenza, me da pena (AmL exc CS) , me da corte (Esp) [familiar/colloquial]to be embarrassed
about -ingshe felt embarrassed about telling me le daba vergüenza or (AmL exc CS) pena or (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] corte contármelo [familiar/colloquial]to be embarrassed to + infI was embarrassed to ask any more questions me dio vergüenza or apuro seguir preguntando, me dio no sé qué or (Esp tb) me dio corte seguir preguntando [familiar/colloquial] to be financially embarrassed estar* pasando por un mal momento económico, tener* dificultades económicasMore example sentences
- It was used only by his closest friends who knew that whenever he was embarrassed or nervous, he would blush deeply and get a red nose.
- After an embarrassed silence, he added: ‘Granted, we didn't make much of a song and dance about that at the time.’
- Are they going to maintain an embarrassed silence?
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