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abash (uh BAHSH) (verb), abashes; abashed; abashing
1. To embarrass or to destroy a person's self confidence; to disconcert someone by upsetting his or her composure: The violinist was abashed when the string on her violin broke right in the middle of her recital.
2. Etymology: from Latin ex-, "out of" + baer "to gape, to be open"; from batare "to yawn, to gape".
To confound and to confuse a person.
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To confuse and to destroy one's self confidence.
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To destroy one's self-confidence or to confuse or confound someone. (2)