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flush

adjective

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1 having a healthy reddish skin tone
  • was flush after getting out of the hot bath

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2 having a surface without bends, breaks, or irregularities
  • the flush paneling on the door gives it a very plain and dull look

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4 having goods, property, or money in abundance
  • she's very flush now that she has her inheritance

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flush

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of flush (Entry 2 of 3)

1 a rosy appearance (of the cheeks)
  • looked for a flush on her cheeks as evidence of a fever

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2 a state or time of great activity, thriving, or achievement
  • was in the flush of his youth

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3 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling
  • a flush of patriotic pride

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flush

verb

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1 to pour liquid over or through in order to cleanse
  • use this cleaner to flush the drain in the sink

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2 to develop a rosy facial color (as from excitement or embarrassment)
  • he flushed deeply upon hearing the compliment

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The first known use of flush was in the 13th century

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“Flush.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flush. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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