in the (first) flush of

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in the (first) flush of

: in the early and exciting time of (something)
  • She published her first novel while still in the flush of youth.
  • Everyone felt hopeful in the first flush of victory.

Word by Word Definitions

first play
  1. : preceding all others in time, order, or importance: such as

  2. : earliest

  3. : being the lowest forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle

  1. : before another in time, space, or importance

  2. : in the first place

  3. : for the first time

  1. : one that is number one in a series — see Table of Numbers

  2. : something that is first: such as

  3. : the first occurrence or item of a kind

flush play
  1. : to fly away suddenly

  2. : to cause (a bird) to flush

  3. : to expose or chase from a place of concealment

  1. : a hand of playing cards all of the same suit

  2. : a series of three or more slalom gates set vertically on a slope

  1. : a sudden flow (as of water)

  2. : a sudden increase or expansion

  3. : a surge of emotion

  1. : to flow and spread suddenly and freely

  2. : to glow brightly

  3. : blush

  1. : of a ruddy healthy color

  2. : full of life and vigor : lusty

  3. : filled to overflowing

  1. : in a flush manner

  2. : squarely

  1. : to make flush


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