American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make red.
- v. To become red.
- v. To blush.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To become red; grow red.
- Hence To blush; become flushed.
- To make red.
- To cure (herrings).
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make red or somewhat red; to give a red color to.
- v. To grow or become red; to blush.
- v. turn red or redder
- v. turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
- v. make red
- red + -en (Wiktionary)
“Although it is also widely used, it causes the ear to redden from the pinching.”
“Opening the shirt in front of hundreds, I watched his chest heave in frustration and his face redden in humiliation as he threw the shirt down.”
“I once saw him strap a refrigerator to his back and carry it up a flight of stairs, but now if he didn't sag under the weight of his steel toolbox, carried solemnly from house to house like a box of jewels, his face would redden with the effort.”
“The rocks there illuminate and redden during sunset, a natural spectacle that's reason enough to take the odyssey.”
“Stan Sesser/The Wall Street Journal The rock formations there illuminate and redden as the sun sets, "a natural spectacle that's reason enough to take the odyssey," Mr. Sesser says.”
“Technology that could redden the skies and chill the planet is available right now.”
“Martin no longer wove the air with his hands, to Ruth's critical eye he permitted his own eyes to flash and glitter too frequently, talked too rapidly and warmly, grew too intense, and allowed his aroused blood to redden his cheeks too much.”
“I pressed my forehead against the window, looked toward the tail rotor, watched the clouds redden as the sun fell behind them.”
“I think we all saw John H redden a little, yet delightedly, just the right mix of approbation and fear.”
“Brogan had the decency to redden a little at that.”
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