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Dictionary Definition

flush adj
1 of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane; "a door flush with the wall"; "the bottom of the window is flush with the floor" [syn: flush(p)]
2 having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value; "an affluent banker"; "a speculator flush with cash"; "not merely rich but loaded"; "moneyed aristocrats"; "wealthy corporations" [syn: affluent, loaded, moneyed, wealthy]

Noun

1 the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn: flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence]
2 a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health [syn: bloom, blush, rosiness]
3 sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders) [syn: hot flash]
4 a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
5 the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks" [syn: bang, boot, charge, rush, thrill, kick]
6 a sudden rapid flow (as of water); "he heard the flush of a toilet"; "there was a little gush of blood"; "she attacked him with an outpouring of words" [syn: gush, outpouring]
7 sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty) [syn: blush] adv
1 squarely or solidly; "hit him flush in the face"
2 in the same plane; "set it flush with the top of the table"

Verb

1 turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by" [syn: blush, crimson, redden]
2 flow freely; "The garbage flushed down the river"
3 make level or straight; "level the ground" [syn: level, even out, even]
4 polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes" [syn: buff, burnish, furbish]
5 rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank" [syn: scour, purge]
6 irrigate with water from a sluice; "sluice the earth" [syn: sluice]
7 cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; "flush the meadows"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.
    Sand down the excess until it is flush with the surface.
  2. wealthy or well off.

Translations

smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out
wealthy or well off

Noun

  1. A cleansing with plenty of fluid.
  2. Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.
  3. A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.

Translations

A cleansing with plenty of fluid
Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet
A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit

Verb

  1. To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.
    Flush the injury with plenty of water.
  2. Particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing lots of water.
  3. To cause to take flight from concealment.
    The hunters flushed the tiger from the canebrake.
  4. To become suffused with reddish color due to embarrassment, excitement, overheating, or other systemic disturbance.
    The damsel flushed at the scoundrel's suggestion.
  5. To take suddenly to flight, esp. from cover.
    A covey of quail flushed from the undergrowth.
  6. (Toilets only) To be cleansed by being flooded with generous quantities of water.

Translations

To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid
Particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing lots of water
To cause to take flight from concealment
o become suffused with reddish color
To take suddenly to flight, esp. from cover
To be cleansed by being flooded with generous quantities of water

Extensive Definition

Flush has several meanings:
  • Flush (cards), a hand in card games
  • Flush toilet, a toilet using water to dispose of waste
  • Flush (novel), a young adult novel by Carl Hiaasen
  • Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's dog, by Virginia Woolf
  • Flush, a consecutive series of vertical gates in slalom skiing
  • Flush edges, those that terminate in the same plane: in carpentry and many other fields
  • Flush, a growth of mushrooms or other fungi in mycology
  • Flush, a suffusion of blood in the skin, especially of the face: see Blush
  • Flush, an area of marshy vegetation on a slope, usually around a spring
  • Flush, to give sheep or other animals extra feed to improve fertility: see Sheep husbandry
  • Flush, a transport protocol for sensor networks.

See also

flush in Japanese: フラッシュ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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