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Verb: flush  flúsh
  1. Turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
    "The girl flushed when a young man whistled as she walked by";
    - blush, crimson, redden
     
  2. Flow freely
    "The garbage flushed down the river"
     
  3. Glow or cause to glow with warm colour or light
    "the sky flushed with rosy splendour"
     
  4. Make level or straight
    "flush the ground";
    - level, even out, even
     
  5. Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
    "flush the wound with antibiotics";
    - scour, purge
     
  6. Irrigate with water from a sluice
    - sluice
     
  7. Cause to flow or flood with or as if with water
    "flush the meadows"
Noun: flush  flúsh
  1. The period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    - flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence
     
  2. A rosy colour (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    - bloom, blush, rosiness
     
  3. Sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)
    - hot flash [N. Amer], hot flush [Brit]
     
  4. A poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
     
  5. A sudden pleasurable excitement
    - bang, boot, charge, rush, thrill, kick
     
  6. A sudden rapid flow (as of water)
    "he heard the flush of a toilet";
    - gush, outpouring
     
  7. Sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment, guilt, shame or modesty)
    - blush
Adverb: flush  flúsh
  1. Squarely or solidly
    "hit him flush in the face"
     
  2. In the same plane
    "set it flush with the top of the table"
Adjective: flush  flúsh
  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"
     
  2. Having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
    "a speculator flush with cash";
    - affluent, loaded, moneyed, wealthy

Derived forms: flushed, flushes, flushing

See also: even, rich

Type of: change surface, color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], course, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], douse, dowse, drench, excitement, exhilaration, feed, flow, flowing, glow, good health, healthiness, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, irrigate, period, period of time, physiological reaction, poker hand, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, rinse, rinse off, run, soak, sop, souse, symptom, time period, unconditioned reflex, water

Encyclopedia: Flush