Flush means to blush or turn red, or to clean out by running water through to be cleaned.verb
- When you do something embarrassing and your face turns red and hot, this is an example of when you flush.
- When you press the lever on the toilet to fill the bowl with water and wash away what is in the bowl, this is an example of when you flush.
The definition of a flush is a reddening of the face, or the rapid flow of liquid to cleanse something.noun
- When you are embarrassed and your cheeks turn red, this is an example of a flush.
- When you clean out a jar by quickly running water through it over and over, this is an example of a flush.
Flush is defined as something even or level.adverb
If you have to make sure that two adjacent counter surfaces are the exact same height, this is an example of a time when the surfaces can be described as flush.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to flow and spread suddenly and rapidly
- to become red in the face, as with embarrassment or anger; blush
- to glow
- to become cleaned, washed, or emptied out with a sudden flow of water, etc.
- to start up from cover: said of birds
Origin: complex of several words, with senses flash & ME flusshen, to fly up suddenly, blended with echoic elements; “flow” senses < ? or akin to OFr fluir (stem fluiss-), to flow
- to make flow
- to clean, wash, or empty out with a sudden flow of water, etc.
- to make blush or glow
- to excite; animate; exhilarate: usually in the passive voice: flushed with victory
- to drive (game birds) from cover
- to make level or even
- a sudden and rapid flow, as of water in washing out something
- a sudden, vigorous growth: the first flush of youth
- a sudden feeling of excitement or exhilaration
- a blush; glow
- a sudden feeling of great heat, as in a fever
- well supplied, esp. with money
- abundant; plentiful
- Dialectal lavish; profuse
- Rare full of vigor
- Rare having a ruddy color; glowing
- making an even or unbroken line or surface; being even or on the same line or plane: a door flush with the walls
- even with a margin or edge
- direct; full
- in an even manner; so as to be level or in alignment
- directly; squarely: it hit him flush in the face
Origin: Fr flux: see flux
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verb flushed, flush·ing, flush·es verb, intransitive
- To turn red, as from fever, embarrassment, or strong emotion; blush.
- To glow, especially with a reddish color: The sky flushed pink at dawn.
- To flow suddenly and abundantly, as from containment; flood.
- To be emptied or cleaned by a rapid flow of water, as a toilet.
- To cause to redden or glow.
- To excite or elate: The team was flushed with the success of victory.
- a. To clean, rinse, or empty with a rapid flow of a liquid, especially water: flush a toilet; flush a wound with iodine.b. To remove or eliminate by or as if by flushing: “The weakness in demand and productivity will at least … flush out some of the inflation premium that has been built into interest rates” (Fortune).
- a. A flooding flow or rush, as of water.b. The act of cleaning or rinsing by or as if by flushing.
- A blush or glow: “here and there a flush of red on the lip of a little cloud” (Willa Cather).
- a. A reddening of the skin, as with fever, emotion, or exertion.b. A brief sensation of heat over all or part of the body.
- A rush of strong feeling: a flush of pride.
- A state of freshness or vigor. See Synonyms at bloom1.
- Having a healthy reddish color; flushed.
- Having an abundant supply of money; affluent. See Synonyms at rich.
- Marked by abundance; plentiful: flush times resulting from the oil boom.
- Swelling; overflowing: rivers flush with the spring rains.
- a. Having surfaces in the same plane; even.b. Arranged with adjacent sides, surfaces, or edges close together: a sofa flush against the wall. See Synonyms at level.c. Printing Aligned evenly with a margin, as along the left or right edge of a typeset page; not indented.
- Direct, straightforward, or solid: knocked out by a flush blow to the jaw.
- Designed to be emptied or cleaned by flushing: a flush toilet.
- So as to be even, in one plane, or aligned with a margin.
- Squarely or solidly: The ball hit him flush on the face.
Origin: Probably from flush3, to dart out.
- flushˈer noun
- flushˈness noun
Origin: French flux, flus, from Old French flux, from Latin flūxus, flux; see flux.
verb flushed, flush·ing, flush·es verb, transitive
- To frighten (a game bird, for example) from cover.
- To drive or force into the open: The police fired tear gas to flush out the terrorists.
Origin: Middle English flusshen.
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flush - Medical Definition
- To turn red, as from fever, heat, or strong emotion; blush.
- To clean, rinse, or empty with a rapid flow of a liquid, especially water.
- An act of cleansing or rinsing with a flow of water.
- A reddening of the skin, as with fever, emotion, or exertion.
- A brief sensation of heat over all or part of the body.