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    Blush - rage

    Can the word 'blush' imply rage? As far as I am concerned, I'd say that the word blush means to become red in face because of embarrasment. Perhaps because of lack of experience with this word, I don't think it can be used when your face becomes red because of rage or angriness. Can you clarify please?

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    Re: Blush - rage

    'Blush' only means 'to become red in the face from embarrassment, shame, modesty, or guilt'. (COED)

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    Re: Blush - rage

    You can "flush" with rage, though.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Blush - rage

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3m View Post
    Can the word 'blush' imply rage? As far as I am concerned, I'd say that the word blush means to become red in face because of embarrasment. Perhaps because of lack of experience with this word, I don't think it can be used when your face becomes red because of rage or angriness. Can you clarify please?

    ***NOT A TEACHER***


    Have a look
    here, please.

    Last edited by Odessa Dawn; 18-Dec-2012 at 23:44. Reason: Correction

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    Re: Blush - rage

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post

    ***NOT A TEACHER***


    Have a look
    here, please.

    I don't understand why I should have a look at the page? Did I misspell any words?

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    Re: Blush - rage

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3m View Post
    I don't understand why I should have a look at the page? Did I misspell any words?
    Yes, you did.

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3m View Post
    As far as I am concerned, I'd say that the word blush means to become red in face because of embarrasment.

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    Re: Blush - rage

    Sorry, didn't notice.

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    Re: Blush - rage

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post

    ***NOT A TEACHER***


    Have a look
    here, please.

    It might be more useful, OD, if you merely pointed out the mistake.

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