was put to shame

was put to shame
was embarrassed, was laid bare

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • put to shame — defeated very badly, feel ashamed of losing    Our baseball team was put to shame by the Cubans: 11 0 …   English idioms

  • put to shame — To disgrace, esp by excelling • • • Main Entry: ↑shame * * * put (someone or something) to shame : to be much better than (someone or something) Her art project put mine to shame. [=her art project was much better than mine] • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put to shame — put (someone) to shame to cause someone to be embarrassed. I thought I was in pretty good shape for hiking, but Astrid, who is in her 70s, put me to shame …   New idioms dictionary

  • shame — shamable, shameable, adj. shamably, shameably, adv. /shaym/, n., v., shamed, shaming. n. 1. the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another: She was overcome… …   Universalium

  • shame — [[t]ʃe͟ɪm[/t]] ♦♦♦ shames, shaming, shamed 1) N UNCOUNT Shame is an uncomfortable feeling that you get when you have done something wrong or embarrassing, or when someone close to you has. She felt a deep sense of shame... They feel shame and… …   English dictionary

  • shame — shame1 S2 [ʃeım] n [: Old English; Origin: scamu] 1.) it s a shame/what a shame etc spoken used when you wish a situation was different, and you feel sad or disappointed ▪ She s failed her test again. What a shame! ▪ It s a shame that you have to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shame — n. & v. n. 1 a feeling of distress or humiliation caused by consciousness of the guilt or folly of oneself or an associate. 2 a capacity for experiencing this feeling, esp. as imposing a restraint on behaviour (has no sense of shame). 3 a state… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shame — 1. noun 1) her face was scarlet with shame Syn: humiliation, mortification, chagrin, ignominy, embarrassment, indignity, discomfort Ant: pride 2) I felt shame at telling a lie Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • shame — [[t]ʃeɪm[/t]] n. v. shamed, sham•ing 1) the painful feeling of having done or experienced something dishonorable, improper, foolish, etc 2) capacity to experience this feeling: to be without shame[/ex] 3) disgrace; ignominy 4) a cause for regret …   From formal English to slang

  • put someone or something to shame — put (someone or something) to shame : to be much better than (someone or something) Her art project put mine to shame. [=her art project was much better than mine] • • • Main Entry: ↑shame …   Useful english dictionary

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