Definition of abash:
discompose, bewilder, hinder, study atembarrass, rattle, stymy, chagrin, stymie, discomfort, blockade, block, dishearten, pain, daunt, put on the spot, overawe, discountenance, throw for a loop, confound, confuse, obstruct, shame.
- "The Eustace Diamonds", Anthony Trollope.
- "Dreamers of the Ghetto", I. Zangwill.
When the Genoways were assembled together and began to approach, they made a great leap and cry to abash the Englishmen, but they stood still and stirred not for all that; then the Genoways again the second time made another leap and a fell cry, and stept forward a little, and the Englishmen removed not one foot; thirdly, again they leapt and cried, and went forth till they came within shot; then they shot fiercely with their cross- bows.- "The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I", Various.