Flush definitions

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Flush means to blush or turn red, or to clean out by running water through to be cleaned.

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.

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The definition of a flush is a reddening of the face, or the rapid flow of liquid to cleanse something.

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.

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Flush is defined as something even or level.

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.

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To turn red, as from fever, embarrassment, or strong emotion; blush.
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To glow, especially with a reddish color.

The sky flushed pink at dawn.

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To flow suddenly and abundantly, as from containment; flood.
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To be emptied or cleaned by a rapid flow of water, as a toilet.
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To cause to redden or glow.
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To excite or elate.

The team was flushed with the success of victory.

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To clean, rinse, or empty with a rapid flow of a liquid, especially water.

Flush a toilet; flush a wound with iodine.

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To drive away with a rapid flow of a liquid.

Flush debris from a pipe.

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To remove or eliminate.
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A blush or glow.
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A rush of strong feeling.

A flush of pride.

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A state of great vigor or development.
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A flooding flow or rush, as of water.
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The act of cleaning or rinsing by or as if by flushing.
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A reddening of the skin, as with fever, emotion, or exertion.
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A brief sensation of heat over all or part of the body.
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Having a healthy reddish color; flushed.
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Direct, straightforward, or solid.

Knocked out by a flush blow to the jaw.

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Designed to be emptied or cleaned by flushing.

A flush toilet.

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Having an abundant supply of something, especially money.

A business that is flush with profits; a crowd that was flush with excitement.

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Marked by abundance; plentiful.

Flush times resulting from the oil boom.

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Having surfaces in the same plane; even.
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Arranged with adjacent sides, surfaces, or edges close together.

A sofa flush against the wall.

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Aligned evenly with a margin, as along the left or right edge of a typeset page; not indented.
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So as to be even, in one plane, or aligned with a margin.
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Squarely or solidly.

The ball hit him flush on the face.

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A hand in which all the cards are of the same suit but not in numerical sequence, ranked above a straight and below a full house in poker.
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To frighten (a game bird, for example) from cover.
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To drive or force into the open.

The police fired tear gas to flush out the terrorists.

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To dart out or fly from cover.
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A bird or flock of birds that has been frightened from cover.
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To flow and spread suddenly and rapidly.
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To become red in the face, as with embarrassment or anger; blush.
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To glow.
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To become cleaned, washed, or emptied out with a sudden flow of water, etc.
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To use the flushing device in a toilet.
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To start up from cover.
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To make flow.
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To clean, wash, or empty out with a sudden flow of water, etc.
  • To empty the contents of (a toilet) with a flow of water, etc.
  • To empty (a toilet's contents) with a flow of water, etc.
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To make blush or glow.
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To excite; animate; exhilarate.

Flushed with victory.

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To drive from cover or hiding.
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To make level or even.
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A sudden and rapid flow, as of water in washing out something; specif., the emptying and rinsing of a toilet bowl with a flow of water, etc.
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A sudden, vigorous growth.

The first flush of youth.

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A sudden feeling of excitement or exhilaration.
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A blush; glow.
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A sudden feeling of great heat, as in a fever.
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Well supplied, esp. with money.
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Abundant; plentiful.
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Lavish; profuse.
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Full of vigor.
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Having a ruddy color; glowing.
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Direct; full.
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Making an even or unbroken line or surface; being even or on the same line or plane.

A door flush with the walls.

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Even with a margin or edge.
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In an even manner; so as to be level or in alignment.
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Directly; squarely.

It hit him flush in the face.

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A hand of cards all of the same suit.
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Such a hand in which the cards are not in sequence: it ranks just above a straight and below a full house.
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To empty the contents of a memory buffer. See buffer.
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A group of birds that have suddenly started up from undergrowth, trees etc.
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To cause to take flight from concealment.

The hunters flushed the tiger from the canebrake.

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(intransitive) To take suddenly to flight, especially from cover.

A covey of quail flushed from the undergrowth.

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Smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.

Sand down the excess until it is flush with the surface.

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Wealthy or well off.

He just got a bonus so he's flush today.

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(typography) Short for flush left and right; a body of text aligned with both its left and right margins.
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Full of vigour; fresh; glowing; bright.
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Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal.
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A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.
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Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.
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(poker) A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.
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A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow.
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Any tinge of red colour like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of blood.

The flush on the side of a peach; the flush on the clouds at sunset.

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A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement, animation, etc.

A flush of joy.

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To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.

Flush the injury with plenty of water.

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Particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing a large amount of water.
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(intransitive) To become suffused with reddish color due to embarrassment, excitement, overheating, or other systemic disturbance, to blush.

The damsel flushed at the scoundrel's suggestion.

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To cause to blush.
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To cause to be full; to flood; to overflow; to overwhelm with water.

To flush the meadows.

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To excite, inflame.
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(intransitive, of a toilet) To be cleansed by being flooded with generous quantities of water.

There must be somebody home: I just heard the toilet flushing.

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(computing) To clear (a buffer) of its contents.
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To flow and spread suddenly; to rush.

Blood flushes into the face.

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To show red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
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(masonry) To fill in (joints); to point the level; to make them flush.
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Origin of flush

French flux, flus from Old French flux from Latin flūxus flux flux