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1‘you'll humiliate me in front of the whole school’
embarrass, mortify, humble, show up, shame, make ashamed, put to shame
disgrace, discomfit, chasten, subdue, abash, abase, debase, demean, degrade, deflate, crush, quash, squash, bring down, bring low, cause to feel small, cause to lose face, make someone eat humble pie, take down a peg or two
informal put down, cut down to size, settle someone's hash
North American informal make someone eat crow
US informal own
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