Silkwood was tarred as a discontented employee who contaminated herself to embarrass the company she worked for.
Nothing to see, just Republican witch hunts designed to embarrass the president and perhaps land blows against Hillary Clinton.
Some government officials even claimed the attack was plotted by Israel as a way to embarrass President Obama.
Now, Tiger is selfishly willing to embarrass his dead father to rescue his reputation.
In Virginia, though, it seems as if all it takes to embarrass the opposing campaign is a working library card.
But no, Otoyo thought so many young ladees at once might embarrass her honorable parent.
However, he was not embarrassed; it took a great deal to embarrass him.
But the oldest son-in-law, who knew that the third one had not attended school, wanted to embarrass him.
I asked him for it; but the question appeared to embarrass him.
It was hard to embarrass Jimmy Grayson, but he was embarrassed now.
1670s, "perplex, throw into doubt," from French embarrasser (16c.), literally "to block," from embarras "obstacle," from Italian imbarrazzo, from imbarrare "to bar," from in- "into, upon" (see in- (2)) + Vulgar Latin *barra "bar."
Meaning "hamper, hinder" is from 1680s. Meaning "make (someone) feel awkward" first recorded 1828. Original sense preserved in embarras de richesse (1751), from French (1726): the condition of having more wealth than one knows what to do with. Related: Embarrassed; embarrassing; embarrassingly.