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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

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.
Donald G. Mitchell

In the flush of love's light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.
Maya Angelou

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

I didn't go to high school. I think that after you learn to read and write and do your numbers and flush the toilet behind yourself, you don't need no more schoolin'. You need to get out in the water and swim.
Wilford Brimley

When you look at the actual data on technological innovation, one thing you see is that what I call the 'low-hanging fruit' has been exhausted. So radio, flush toilets, electricity, and automobiles - a lot of very basic inventions - have spread to almost all households.
Tyler Cowen
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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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