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Definition of Flush


  1. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.
  2. To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush.
  3. To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
  4. To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird.
  5. To cause to be full; to flood; to overflow; to overwhelm with water; as, to flush the meadows; to flood for the purpose of cleaning; as, to flush a sewer.
  6. To cause the blood to rush into (the face); to put to the blush, or to cause to glow with excitement.
  7. To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with blood.
  8. To excite; to animate; to stir.
  9. To cause to start, as a hunter a bird.
  10. A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.
  11. A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow.
  12. Any tinge of red color like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of blood; as, the flush on the side of a peach; the flush on the clouds at sunset.
  13. A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement. animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy.
  14. A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed.
  15. A hand of cards of the same suit.
  16. Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.
  17. Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal.
  18. Unbroken or even in surface; on a level with the adjacent surface; forming a continuous surface; as, a flush panel; a flush joint.
  19. Consisting of cards of one suit.
  20. So as to be level or even.
  21. To cause by flow; to draw water from, or pour it over or through (a pond, meadow, sewer, etc.); to cleanse by means of a rush of water.
  22. To operate a placer mine, where the continuous supply of water is insufficient, by holding back the water, and releasing it periodically in a flood.
  23. To fill underground spaces, especially in coal mines, with material carried by water, which, after drainage, constitutes a compact mass.

Flush Quotations

Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
Kurt Vonnegut

It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet.
Uma Thurman

Some countries have more water than others - some can afford to use clean water to flush their poop away, and some can't.
Rose George

Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air.
Megan Fox

In 1980, business at my company, Chuck E. Cheese's, was thriving and I was feeling flush. So I bought a very large house on the Champ de Mars in Paris, right between the Eiffel Tower and the Ecole Militaire. The home was quite amazing: At six stories, it spanned 15,000 square feet and featured marble staircases and a swimming pool in the basement.
Nolan Bushnell
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Flush Translations

flush in French is vidanger, rougeur
flush in Italian is arrossire, risciacquare, vuotare
flush in Spanish is enrojecer, abundacia
flush in Swedish is spola, rodna, blossa
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