Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make red.
  • intransitive verb To become red.
  • intransitive verb To blush.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To become red; grow red.
  • Hence To blush; become flushed.
  • To make red.
  • To cure (herrings).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make red or somewhat red; to give a red color to.
  • intransitive verb To grow or become red; to blush.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To become red.
  • verb transitive To make red.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb turn red or redder
  • verb turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
  • verb make red

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

red +‎ -en

Examples

  • Although it is also widely used, it causes the ear to redden from the pinching.

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  • 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.

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  • I pressed my forehead against the window, looked toward the tail rotor, watched the clouds redden as the sun fell behind them.

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  • Technology that could redden the skies and chill the planet is available right now.

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  • 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.

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  • The rocks there illuminate and redden during sunset, a natural spectacle that's reason enough to take the odyssey.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Technology that could redden the skies and chill the planet is available right now.

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