- to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of; disconcert; make ashamed or embarrassed: to abash someone by sneering.
- Rag′abash, a low fellow; Rag′amuffin, a low, disreputable person.
- Nor did her presence in the least abash the boys, for they saw no impropriety in the act.
- Even the supreme solemnity of the Wafer borne through the kneeling streets cannot abash the trustful gaze of childhood.
- How strong and pure the fire in her must be when her father's presence could not abash her from this betrayal of her love!
- The young lady looked rather astonished, and not over well pleased, but this did not in any way abash Mr Glover.