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flush

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verb \ˈfləsh\

Definition of flush

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to fly away suddenly

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to cause (a bird) to flush The birds were flushed out of the trees.

  5. 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. 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. 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. 1 :  a sudden flow (as of water); also :  a rinsing or cleansing with or as if with a flush of water

  2. 2a :  a sudden increase or expansion; especially :  sudden and usually abundant new plant growth the spring flush of grassb :  a surge of emotion felt a flush of anger at the insult

  3. 3a :  a tinge of red :  blushb :  a fresh and vigorous state in the first flush of womanhood

  4. 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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to flow and spread suddenly and freely

  3. 2a :  to glow brightlyb :  blush

  4. 3 :  to produce new growth the plants flush twice during the year

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1a :  to cause to flowb :  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

  7. 2 :  inflame, excite —usually used passively flushed with pride

  8. 3 :  to cause to blush

First Known Use of flush

1548


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flush

adjective

Definition of flush

  1. 1a :  of a ruddy healthy colorb :  full of life and vigor :  lusty

  2. 2a :  filled to overflowingb :  affluent

  3. 3 :  readily available :  abundant

  4. 4a :  having or forming a continuous plane or unbroken surface flush panelingb :  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. 1 :  in a flush manner

  2. 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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

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verb \ˈfləsh\

Definition of flush for Students

flushed

;

flushing

  1. :  to cause to leave a hiding place The hunting dogs were flushing birds.


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flush

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noun

Definition of flush for Students

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

  2. 2 :  2blush 1


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flush

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verb

Definition of flush for Students

flushed

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flushing

  1. 1 :  1blush 1 He flushed with embarrassment.

  2. 2 :  to pour water over or through Flush your eye with water.


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flush

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adjective

Definition of flush for Students

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


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flush

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adverb

Definition of flush for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

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flush

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noun \ˈfləsh\

Medical Definition of flush

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


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flush

verb

Medical Definition of flush

  1. :  to blush or become suddenly suffused with color due to vasodilation

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  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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