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Changes in colour that show how you are feeling

blush

verb

if you blush, your cheeks become red because you feel embarrassed or ashamed

blush

noun

a red colour in your cheeks that appears when you feel embarrassed or ashamed

burn

verb

if your cheeks are burning, they are red, especially because you are embarrassed

colour

noun

the colour of someone’s face when it shows how they are feeling

colour

verb

if you colour, or if something colours your face, your face becomes red

colour up

if you colour up, your face becomes red

drain

verb

if the blood or colour drains from someone’s face, their face quickly becomes very pale, for example because they are shocked

flame

verb

if your face flames, it becomes red, especially because you are embarrassed or angry

flood

verb

if colour floods your face or cheeks. or if your face floods with colour, your face suddenly turns red because you feel a strong emotion

flush

verb

if someone flushes, their face becomes red because they are hot or ill, or are feeling angry, embarrassed, or excited

flush

noun

a red colour that appears on someone’s face because they are hot or ill, or are feeling angry, embarrassed, or excited

flushed

adjective

looking red because you are hot or ill, or feel angry, embarrassed, or excited

glow

verb

if your face or body is glowing, it looks pink or red, for example because you are healthy or embarrassed

glow

noun

the pink or red colour that your skin has when you are healthy, hot, embarrassed, or emotional

pale

verb

if someone pales, or if their face pales, their skin becomes lighter because they are ill, shocked, or worried

redden

verb

to become red in the face because you are embarrassed, angry, or hot

red-faced

adjective

with a red face, because of being embarrassed, angry, or hot

rise

verb

if your colour rises, your face becomes red because you are embarrassed or ashamed

go as red as a beetroot

to become very red in the face, especially when you are embarrassed. The American phrase is red as a beet.

go red

to become red in the face because you are embarrassed

blush/flush to the roots of your hair

to have a very red face because you are embarrassed

go/turn crimson

if someone goes or turns crimson, their face becomes red because they are embarrassed or angry

the blood drains from someone’s face

used for saying that someone immediately becomes pale because they are shocked or frightened

the blood rushes to your face/cheeks

used for saying that someone’s face becomes red, especially because they are embarrassed

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