To hinder from freedom of thought, speech, or action by something which impedes or confuses mental action; to perplex; to discompose; to disconcert; as, laughter may embarrass an orator.
- To cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert: Meeting adults embarrassed the shy child.
- To involve in or hamper with financial difficulties.
- To hinder with obstacles or difficulties; impede.
- To complicate.
- To interfere with (a bodily function) or impede the function of (a body part).