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flush 1

 (flŭsh)
v. flushed, flush·ing, flush·es
v.intr.
1. To turn red, as from fever, embarrassment, or strong emotion; blush.
2. To glow, especially with a reddish color: The sky flushed pink at dawn.
3. To flow suddenly and abundantly, as from containment; flood.
4. To be emptied or cleaned by a rapid flow of water, as a toilet.
v.tr.
1. To cause to redden or glow.
2. To excite or elate: The team was flushed with the success of victory.
3.
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 drive away with a rapid flow of a liquid: flush debris from a pipe.
c. To remove or eliminate: "The weakness in demand and productivity will at least ... flush out some of the inflation premium that has been built into interest rates" (Fortune).
n.
1.
a. A flooding flow or rush, as of water.
b. The act of cleaning or rinsing by or as if by flushing.
2. A blush or glow: "here and there a flush of red on the lip of a little cloud" (Willa Cather).
3.
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.
4. A rush of strong feeling: a flush of pride.
5. A state of great vigor or development. See Synonyms at bloom1.
adj. flush·er, flush·est
1. Having a healthy reddish color; flushed.
2.
a. Having an abundant supply of something, especially money: a business that is flush with profits; a crowd that was flush with excitement.
b. Marked by abundance; plentiful: flush times resulting from the oil boom.
3.
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.
4. Direct, straightforward, or solid: knocked out by a flush blow to the jaw.
5. Designed to be emptied or cleaned by flushing: a flush toilet.
adv.
1. So as to be even, in one plane, or aligned with a margin.
2. Squarely or solidly: The ball hit him flush on the face.

[Probably from flush, to dart out.]

flush′er n.
flush′ness n.

flush 2

 (flŭsh)
n. Games
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.

[French flux, flus, from Old French flux, from Latin flūxus, flux; see flux.]

flush 3

 (flŭsh)
v. flushed, flush·ing, flush·es
v.tr.
1. To frighten (a game bird, for example) from cover.
2. To drive or force into the open: The police fired tear gas to flush out the terrorists.
v.intr.
To dart out or fly from cover.
n.
A bird or flock of birds that has been frightened from cover.

[Middle English flusshen.]

flush

(flʌʃ)
vb
1. to blush or cause to blush
2. to flow or flood or cause to flow or flood with or as if with water
3. to glow or shine or cause to glow or shine with a rosy colour
4. (Building) to send a volume of water quickly through (a pipe, channel, etc) or into (a toilet) for the purpose of cleansing, emptying, etc
5. (Physical Geography) to cause (soluble substances in the soil) to be washed towards the surface, as by the action of underground springs, or (of such substances) to be washed towards the soil surface
6. (tr; usually passive) to excite or elate
n
7. a rosy colour, esp in the cheeks; blush
8. a sudden flow or gush, as of water
9. a feeling of excitement or elation: the flush of success.
10. early bloom; freshness: the flush of youth.
11. (Pathology) redness of the skin, esp of the face, as from the effects of a fever, alcohol, etc
12. (Physical Geography) ecology an area of boggy land fed by ground water
adj
having a ruddy or heightened colour
[C16 (in the sense: to gush forth): perhaps from flush3]
ˈflusher n

flush

(flʌʃ)
adj (usually postpositive)
1. level or even with another surface
2. directly adjacent; continuous
3. informal having plenty of money
4. informal abundant or plentiful, as money
5. full of vigour
6. full to the brim or to the point of overflowing
7. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing having an even margin, right or left, with no indentations
8. (of a blow) accurately delivered
9. (Nautical Terms) (of a vessel) having no superstructure built above the flat level of the deck
adv
10. so as to be level or even
11. directly or squarely
vb (tr)
12. (Building) to cause (surfaces) to be on the same level or in the same plane
13. (Agriculture) to enrich the diet of (an ewe) during the breeding season
n
(Botany) a period of fresh growth of leaves, shoots, etc
[C18: probably from flush1 (in the sense: spring out)]
ˈflushness n

flush

(flʌʃ)
vb
(Hunting) (tr) to rouse (game, wild creatures, etc) and put to flight
[C13 flusshen, perhaps of imitative origin]

flush

(flʌʃ)
n
(Card Games) (in poker and similar games) a hand containing only one suit
[C16: from Old French flus, from Latin fluxus flux]

flush1

(flʌʃ)

n.
1. a blush; rosy glow.
2. a rushing or overspreading flow, as of water.
3. a sudden rise of emotion or excitement: a flush of anger.
4. glowing freshness or vigor: the flush of youth.
5. a reddening of the skin, as from a fever, or a sensation of heat accompanying this.
7. an act of cleansing by flushing, or a preparation used for this.
v.t.
8. to redden; cause to blush or glow.
9. to flood or spray thoroughly with water, as for cleansing purposes.
10. to flood or wash out (a toilet, sewer, etc.) by a sudden rush of water.
11. to animate or excite; inflame: flushed with success.
v.i.
12. to blush; redden.
13. to flow with a rush; flow and spread suddenly.
14. to be washed with a sudden rush of water.
[1540–50; perhaps extended senses of flush3]
flush′a•ble, adj.
flush′er, n.

flush2

(flʌʃ)

adj.
1. even or level with a surface; forming the same plane: The window frame is flush with the wall.
2. having direct contact; immediately adjacent: The table was flush against the wall.
3. well-supplied, esp. with money; affluent; prosperous.
4. abundant or plentiful, as money.
5. having a ruddy or reddish color.
6. full of vigor; lusty.
7. full to overflowing.
8. even or level with the right margin (flush′ right′) or the left margin (flush′ left′) of a type page; without an indention.
adv.
9. on the same level or plane; evenly: The door shuts flush with the wall.
10. in direct contact; squarely: set flush against the edge.
v.t.
11. to make flush or even.
n.
12. a fresh growth, as of shoots and leaves.
[1540–50; perhaps all sense developments of flush1]
flush′ness, n.

flush3

(flʌʃ)

v.t.
1. to rouse and cause to start up or fly off: to flush a woodcock.
v.i.
2. to fly out or start up suddenly.
3. flush out, to cause to emerge from hiding: He flushed out the prowler.
n.
4. a flushed bird or flock of birds.
[1250–1300]

flush4

(flʌʃ)
adj.
1. consisting entirely of cards of one suit: a flush hand.
n.
2. a hand or set of cards all of one suit. Compare royal flush, straight flush.
[1520–30; compare French < Latin fluxus flux]

Flush

 a flock of startled birds; a hand of cards of the same suit; a sudden growth of emotion.
Examples: flush of cards of the same suit; of emotion; of malard [rising from the water]; of plumbers—Lipton, 1970; of Wing Commanders.

flush


Past participle: flushed
Gerund: flushing

Imperative
flush
flush
Present
I flush
you flush
he/she/it flushes
we flush
you flush
they flush
Preterite
I flushed
you flushed
he/she/it flushed
we flushed
you flushed
they flushed
Present Continuous
I am flushing
you are flushing
he/she/it is flushing
we are flushing
you are flushing
they are flushing
Present Perfect
I have flushed
you have flushed
he/she/it has flushed
we have flushed
you have flushed
they have flushed
Past Continuous
I was flushing
you were flushing
he/she/it was flushing
we were flushing
you were flushing
they were flushing
Past Perfect
I had flushed
you had flushed
he/she/it had flushed
we had flushed
you had flushed
they had flushed
Future
I will flush
you will flush
he/she/it will flush
we will flush
you will flush
they will flush
Future Perfect
I will have flushed
you will have flushed
he/she/it will have flushed
we will have flushed
you will have flushed
they will have flushed
Future Continuous
I will be flushing
you will be flushing
he/she/it will be flushing
we will be flushing
you will be flushing
they will be flushing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flushing
you have been flushing
he/she/it has been flushing
we have been flushing
you have been flushing
they have been flushing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flushing
you will have been flushing
he/she/it will have been flushing
we will have been flushing
you will have been flushing
they will have been flushing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flushing
you had been flushing
he/she/it had been flushing
we had been flushing
you had been flushing
they had been flushing
Conditional
I would flush
you would flush
he/she/it would flush
we would flush
you would flush
they would flush
Past Conditional
I would have flushed
you would have flushed
he/she/it would have flushed
we would have flushed
you would have flushed
they would have flushed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flush - the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
golden age - a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak; "it was the golden age of cinema"
2.flush - a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good healthflush - a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
good health, healthiness - the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
3.flush - sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
4.flush - a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
poker hand - the 5 cards held in a game of poker
5.flush - the swift release of a store of affective forceflush - the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
excitement, exhilaration - the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"
6.flush - a sudden rapid flow (as of water)flush - a sudden rapid flow (as of water); "he heard the flush of a toilet"; "there was a little gush of blood"; "she attacked him with an outpouring of words"
flow, flowing - the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
springtide - a swelling rush of anything; "he rose on the springtide of prosperity"
7.flush - sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
Verb1.flush - turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"
discolour, discolor, color, colour - change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
2.flush - flow freely; "The garbage flushed down the river"
flush down, wash down - flow freely; "The body washed down the river"
course, flow, run, feed - move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
3.flush - glow or cause to glow with warm color or light; "the sky flushed with rosy splendor"
glow - emit a steady even light without flames; "The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden"
4.flush - make level or straight; "level the ground"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
grade - level to the right gradient
strickle, strike - smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure"
strickle - level off with a strickle in a measuring container; "strickle sand"
5.flush - rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"
rinse, rinse off - wash off soap or remaining dirt
6.flush - irrigate with water from a sluice; "sluice the earth"
souse, soak, sop, dowse, drench, douse - cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
7.flush - cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; "flush the meadows"
irrigate, water - supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; "Water the fields"
suffuse, perfuse - cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across; "The sky was suffused with a warm pink color"
perfuse - force a fluid through (a body part or tissue); "perfuse a liver with a salt solution"
Adj.1.flush - of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane; "a door flush with the wall"; "the bottom of the window is flush with the floor"
even - being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window"
2.flush - having an abundant supply of money or possessions of valueflush - having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value; "an affluent banker"; "a speculator flush with cash"; "not merely rich but loaded"; "moneyed aristocrats"; "wealthy corporations"
rich - possessing material wealth; "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"
Adv.1.flush - squarely or solidly; "hit him flush in the face"
2.flush - in the same plane; "set it flush with the top of the table"

flush

1
verb
1. blush, colour, burn, flame, glow, crimson, redden, suffuse, turn red, go red, colour up, go as red as a beetroot He turned away, his face flushing.
2. (often with out) cleanse, wash out, swab, rinse out, flood, drench, syringe, swill, hose down, douche Flush the eye with clean cold water.
3. expel, drive, eject, dislodge Flush the contents down the lavatory.
noun
1. blush, colour, glow, reddening, redness, rosiness There was a slight flush on his cheeks.
2. bloom, glow, vigour, freshness the first flush of young love

flush

2
adjective
1. level, even, true, flat, square, plane Make sure the tile is flush with the surrounding tiles.
2. (Informal) wealthy, rich, rolling (slang), well-off, in the money (informal), in funds, well-heeled (informal), replete, moneyed, well-supplied many developing countries were flush with dollars
3. affluent, liberal, generous, lavish, abundant, overflowing, plentiful, prodigal, full If we're feeling flush we'll give them champagne.
adverb
1. level, even, touching, squarely, in contact, hard (against) the edges fit flush with the walls

flush

3
verb (often with out) drive out, force, dislodge, put to flight, start, discover, disturb, uncover, rouse They flushed them out of their hiding places.

flush

verb
1. To become red in the face:
2. To raise the spirits of:
Obsolete: exalt.
3. To flow over completely:
noun
1. A fresh rosy complexion:
2. A feeling of pervasive emotional warmth:
3. A condition or time of vigor and freshness:
adjective
1. Of a healthy reddish color:
2. Possessing a large amount of money, land, or other material possessions:
Slang: loaded.
Idioms: having money to burn, in the money, made of money, rolling in money.
3. On the same plane or line:
4. Having no irregularities, roughness, or indentations:
adverb
With precision or absolute conformity:
Slang: smack-dab.
Translations
إحْمِرار، تَوَرُّداِحْمِرَارتَدَفُّق المياه لغَسْل المِرْحاضيَتَوَرَّدُيُجَفِّل الطَّير من مَخْبَئِهِ
ruměneczrudnoutspláchnoutsplachovánívyplašit
rødmerødmenskylleudskylnings-blive rød i hovedet
punastuasavustaaväriajaahuudella
rumenilozacrvenjeti se
elvörösödéskiugraszt
hrekja úr fylgsniroîiroînaskolunsturta, skola
赤面赤面する
얼굴이 붉어지다홍조
išraudęsišrūkytinukaitęsnukaitimasnuleidimas
izdzītnolaist ūdeni tualetēnoskalot/aizskalot ar ūdenipietvīktpietvīkums
červeňspláchnuťsplachovanie
splaknitizardeti
rodnarodnad
หน้าแดงหน้าหรือผิวแดง
bol subol suyla temizlemekkızarmakızarmaksaklandığı yerden çıkarmak
đỏ mặtsự đỏ mặt

flush

1 [flʌʃ]
A. N
1. (= blush) there was a slight flush on his cheekstenía las mejillas un poco coloradas
she felt a faint flush of colour rising in her facenotó que se le dibujaba cierto rubor en el rostro
the pink flush of dawn spread across the sky (liter) → el arrebol del alba se extendía por el cielo (liter)
2. (= glow) [of beauty, health] → resplandor m
3. (= surge) [of anger, excitement] → arrebato m
she felt a flush of excitement on hearing thisal oír esto sintió un arrebato de emoción
in the first flush of youthen la flor de la juventud
in the (first) flush of victorycon la euforia del triunfo
4. to have hot flushes (Med) → tener sofocos
B. VI [person, face] → ponerse colorado, sonrojarse, ruborizarse (liter) (with de)

flush

2 [flʌʃ]
A. N [of toilet] (= device) → cisterna f; (= sound) → sonido m de la cisterna; (= action) → descarga f de agua
B. VT (also flush out) [+ sink, yard] → limpiar con agua, baldear
to flush the toilet or lavatorytirar de la cadena
flush away VT + ADV (down sink) → echar al fregadero; (down lavatory) → echar al váter

flush

3 [flʌʃ] ADJ
1. (= level) → a ras (with de) → al mismo nivel (with que) (DIY) → empotrado (with con) a door flush with the walluna puerta al mismo nivel que la pared
to make two things flushnivelar dos cosas
2. to be flush (with money)estar forrado, andar muy bien de dinero

flush

4 [flʌʃ] VT (also flush out) [+ game, birds] → levantar (fig) [+ criminal] → sacar de su escondrijo a

flush

5 [flʌʃ] N (Cards) → color m, flux m inv

flush

[ˈflʌʃ]
n
(on skin)rougeur f hot flushes
[toilet] → chasse f d'eau
(= early, exciting stage) in the first flush [love, romance, relationship] → dans l'euphorie des débuts
in the first flush of sth
People in the first flush of love do not like to criticize each other → Dans l'euphorie des débuts les amoureux n'aiment pas se critiquer.
in the first flush of youth
BUT dans sa première jeunesse.
vt
to flush the toilet → tirer la chasse, tirer la chasse d'eau
to flush sth down the toilet → faire passer qch dans les toilettes
[+ part of body] → nettoyer à grande eau
vi
(= go red) → rougir
[toilet]
The toilet flushed → Quelqu'un tira la chasse d'eau.
adj
(= level) flush with → au ras de, au même niveau que
(= well-off) → en fonds
flush out
vt sep (from hiding place) [+ people, animals] → débusquer
They flushed them out of their hiding place → Ils les ont fait sortir de leur cachette.

flush

1
n
(= lavatory flush)(Wasser)spülung f
(= blush)Röte f; the flush of colour (Brit) or color (US) in her cheeksdie Farbe in ihren Wangen
(of beauty, youth)Blüte f; (of excitement, enthusiasm, panic)Welle f; in the (first) flush of victoryim (ersten) Siegestaumel; in the first flush of youthin der ersten Jugendblüte
vi
(person, face)rot werden, rot anlaufen (→ with vor +dat); to flush crimsondunkelrot anlaufen or werden
(lavatory)spülen
vtspülen; (also flush out) draindurch- or ausspülen; to flush the lavatory or toiletspülen, die Wasserspülung betätigen; to flush something down the toiletetw die Toilette hinunterspülen

flush

2
adj pred
bündig; cupboards flush with the wallSchränke, die mit der Wand abschließen; to be flush against the walldirekt an der Wand stehen; flush left/right (text)links-/rechtsbündig
(inf) to be flushgut bei Kasse sein (inf)

flush

3
vt game, birdsaufstöbern, aufscheuchen

flush

4
n (Cards) → Flöte f, → Sequenz f; (Poker) → Flush m

flush

[flʌʃ]
1. n
a. (lavatory flush) → sciacquone m
b. (blush) → rossore m
c. (of beauty, health, youth) → rigoglio, pieno vigore m (fig) (exhilaration) → ebbrezza
in the first flush of victory → nell'ebbrezza della vittoria
in a flush of excitement → in uno stato di eccitazione
d. (in poker) → colore m
see also hot flush
2. adj
a. (level) flush (with)a livello (di or con)
a door flush with the wall → una porta a livello con la parete
b. (fam) to be flush (with money)essere pieno/a di soldi
3. vi (person, face) to flush (with)arrossire (di)
flushed with success → eccitato/a dal successo
4. vt
a.pulire con un getto d'acqua
to flush the lavatory or the toilet → tirare l'acqua
b. (also flush out) (game, birds) → far alzare in volo (fig) (criminal) → stanare
flush away vt + adv (down lavatory) → buttare nel gabinetto (e tirare l'acqua)

flush

(flaʃ) noun
1. a flow of blood to the face, making it red. A slow flush covered her face.
2. (the device that works) a rush of water which cleans a toilet. a flush toilet.
verb
1. to become red in the face. She flushed with embarrassment.
2. to clean by a rush of water. to flush a toilet.
3. (usually with out) to cause (an animal etc) to leave a hiding place. The police flushed out the criminal.
flushed adjective
red in the face. You look very flushed.
(in) the first flush of
(in) the early stages of (something) when a person is feeling fresh, strong, enthusiastic etc. in the first flush of youth.

flush

اِحْمِرَار, يَتَوَرَّدُ ruměnec, zrudnout rødme, rødmen erröten, Errötung κοκκίνισμα, φουντώνω rubor, ruborizarse puna, punastua rougeur, rougir rumenilo, zacrvenjeti se far arrossire, rossore 赤面, 赤面する 얼굴이 붉어지다, 홍조 blos, blozen rødme rumieniec, zarumienić się ficar vermelho, rubor, vermelhidão вспыхнуть, румянец rodna, rodnad หน้าแดง, หน้าหรือผิวแดง yüz kızarması, yüzü kızarmak đỏ mặt, sự đỏ mặt 冲洗, 红晕

flush

n. rubor; sofoco; [cleansing] irrigación;
vt. [to empty out] vaciar;
vr. ruborizarse, sonrojarse.

flush

n enrojecimiento (de la piel), rubefacción f (form), rubor m; (due to menopause) rubor m, sofoco, bochorno; vi ruborizarse, sonrojarse
References in classic literature ?
The fever flush and the look of pain were gone, and the beloved little face looked so pale and peaceful in its utter repose that Jo felt no desire to weep or to lament.
A flush crept into Elmer Cowley's face and his hands began to tremble.
But by the flush that showed under the tan of his chum's cheeks the young financial secretary felt pretty certain that Tom was a bit apprehensive of the outcome of Professor Beecher's call on Mary Nestor.
At last I saw a dark spot moving on the west hill, beside the half-buried cornfield, where the sky was taking on a coppery flush from the sun that did not quite break through.
The flush which still lingered above the pines in the western sky was not more bright nor delicate than the bloom on her cheek; nor was the opening day more cheering than the animated smile which she bestowed on the youth, as he assisted her into the saddle.
She looked at her little hand, which had reddened under the pressure, and suddenly felt the flush extending to her cheeks and the roots of her hair.
It is entirely moonlight now, except only a little flush of faint crimson, upward from the west, between those buildings," remarked Phoebe.
Hester had schooled herself long and well; and she never responded to these attacks, save by a flush of crimson that rose irrepressibly over her pale cheek, and again subsided into the depths of her bosom.
My conclusion bloomed there with the real rose flush of his innocence: he was only too fine and fair for the little horrid, unclean school world, and he had paid a price for it.
For young whales, in the highest health, and swelling with noble aspirations, prematurely cut off in the warm flush and May of life, with all their panting lard about them; even these brawny, buoyant heroes do sometimes sink.
It rests with you to take your resolution--now, in the flush of victory, to find these men who have voted for us, and bring them to our meetings, and organize them and bind them to us
The brown of her complexion gave way on the cheek to a perceptible flush, which deepened as she saw the gaze of the strange man fixed upon her in bold and undisguised admiration.