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redden

[red-n] /ˈrɛd n/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make or cause to become red.
verb (used without object)
2.
to become red.
3.
to blush; flush.
Origin of redden
1605-1615
1605-15; red1 + -en1
Related forms
outredden, verb (used with object)
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  • Once, after Mr. Winkler had fastened his pet out of doors, Wango broke away, and hid in Mrs. redden's candy shop.

  • Let my blood in another life also redden the impaling stake.

  • The girl was obviously not the type to redden, but her anger was manifest.

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  • They worked on, for the most part silently, until daylight began to redden the east.

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  • Nappy Gordon's face was beginning to redden from the continual massage of Frankie's brisk left and occasional right.

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  • "Yes, I will be here," said Jaime, giving Catalina a look which made her redden.

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  • We could both have cried, if we hadn't feared to spoil our eyes and redden our noses!

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  • At sight of Larkin he halted in his tracks and began to redden.

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  • Her breast began to rise and fall tumultuously, and her cheeks slowly to redden.

British Dictionary definitions for redden

redden

/ˈrɛdən/
verb
1.
to make or become red
2.
(intransitive) to flush with embarrassment, anger, etc; blush
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Word Origin and History for redden
v.

"become red; make red," late 14c., from red (adj.1) + -en (1). Old English had readian, reodian "become red." Related: Reddened; reddening.

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