in the (first) flush of

Definition of in the (first) flush of

  1. :  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

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

    :  earliest

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

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

    :  for the first time

    :  in preference to something else :  sooner

  1. :  something that is first: such as

    :  the first occurrence or item of a kind

    :  the first forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle

  1. :  to fly away suddenly

    :  to cause (as a bird) to flush

    :  to expose or chase from a place of concealment

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

    :  a poker hand containing five cards of the same suit but not in sequence — see poker illustration

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

  1. :  a sudden flow (as of water)

    :  a rinsing or cleansing with or as if with a flush of water

    :  a sudden increase or expansion

  1. :  to flow and spread suddenly and freely

    :  to glow brightly

    :  blush

  1. :  of a ruddy healthy color

    :  full of life and vigor :  lusty

    :  filled to overflowing

  1. :  in a flush manner

    :  squarely

  1. :  to make flush

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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