Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Definition for Abash (-eth)
abash (-eth), v. [AngFr abaissier, natural exclamation of astonishment.] (webplay: heard).
- Confuse; shame; cause to be silent; confound by silencing; [word play; prothesis of “bash” and “a'bash”] strike, beat down.
- Confound; frighten; mortify.
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