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flush

verb \ ˈfləsh \

Definition of flush

intransitive verb
: to fly away suddenly
transitive verb
1 : to cause (a bird) to flush
  • The birds were flushed out of the trees.
2 : to expose or chase from a place of concealment
  • flushed the boys from their hiding place
  • Police flushed the suspects from the building.

Origin and Etymology of flush

Middle English flusshen


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flush

noun

Definition of flush

1 : a hand of playing cards all of the same suit; specifically : a poker hand containing five cards of the same suit but not in sequence — see poker illustration
2 : a series of three or more slalom gates set vertically on a slope

Origin and Etymology of flush

Middle French flus, fluz, from Latin fluxus flow, flux


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flush

noun

Definition of flush

1 : a sudden flow (as of water); also : a rinsing or cleansing with or as if with a flush of water
2 a : a sudden increase or expansion; especially : sudden and usually abundant new plant growth
  • the spring flush of grass
b : a surge of emotion
  • felt a flush of anger at the insult
3 a : a tinge of red : blush
b : a fresh and vigorous state
  • in the first flush of womanhood
4 : a transitory sensation of extreme heat — compare hot flash

Origin and Etymology of flush

perhaps modification of Latin fluxus


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flush

verb

Definition of flush

intransitive verb
1 : to flow and spread suddenly and freely
2 a : to glow brightly
b : blush
3 : to produce new growth
  • the plants flush twice during the year
transitive verb
1 a : to cause to flow
b : to pour liquid over or through; especially : to cleanse or wash out with or as if with a rush of liquid
  • flush the toilet
  • flush the lungs with air
2 : inflame, excite usually used passively
  • flushed with pride
3 : to cause to blush

First Known Use of flush

1548


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flush

adjective

Definition of flush

1 a : of a ruddy healthy color
b : full of life and vigor : lusty
2 a : filled to overflowing
b : affluent
3 : readily available : abundant
4 a : having or forming a continuous plane or unbroken surface
  • flush paneling
b : directly abutting or immediately adjacent: such as
(1) : set even with an edge of a type page or column : having no indention
(2) : arranged edge to edge so as to fit snugly

flushness

noun

Examples of flush in a Sentence

  1. He just got paid and he was feeling flush.

  2. was flushed after getting out of the hot bath

First Known Use of flush

circa 1568


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flush

adverb

Definition of flush

1 : in a flush manner
2 : squarely
  • hit him flush on the chin

Examples of flush in a Sentence

  1. She placed her hands flush against the door and pushed with all her might.

  2. He hit the ball flush.

First Known Use of flush

1700


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flush

verb

Definition of flush

transitive verb
: to make flush
  • flush the headings on a page

First Known Use of flush

circa 1842



FLUSH Defined for English Language Learners

flush

adjective

Definition of flush for English Language Learners

  • : even or level with another surface

  • : having a large amount of money


flush

adverb

Definition of flush for English Language Learners

  • : in order to be level or even with another surface

  • : in a very forceful way : in a way that makes very solid contact


FLUSH Defined for Kids

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flush

verb \ ˈfləsh \

Definition of flush for Students

flushed; flushing
: to cause to leave a hiding place
  • The hunting dogs were flushing birds.

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flush

noun

Definition of flush for Students

1 : an act of pouring water over or through
  • Give the toilet a flush.
2 : 2blush 1

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flush

verb

Definition of flush for Students

flushed; flushing
1 : 1blush 1
  • He flushed with embarrassment.
2 : to pour water over or through
  • Flush your eye with water.

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flush

adjective

Definition of flush for Students

: even or level with another surface
  • The cabinet should be flush with the wall.

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flush

adverb

Definition of flush for Students

: so as to be even or level with another surface
  • Pound the nails flush with the floor.

Medical Dictionary

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flush

noun \ ˈfləsh \

medical Definition of flush

: a transitory sensation of extreme heat (as in response to some drugs or in some physiological states)
  • menopausal flushes

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flush

intransitive verb

medical Definition of flush

: to blush or become suddenly suffused with color due to vasodilation
transitive verb
: to cleanse or wash out with or as if with a rush of liquid
  • the newly sewn incision is flushed with saline
  • —Don Gold


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