Definition of Flush

1. Adverb. Squarely or solidly. "Hit him flush in the face"

2. Noun. The period of greatest prosperity or productivity.

Exact synonyms: Bloom, Blossom, Efflorescence, Flower, Heyday, Peak, Prime
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Specialized synonyms: Golden Age
Derivative terms: Blossom

3. Verb. Turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame. "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"
Exact synonyms: Blush, Crimson, Redden
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
Derivative terms: Blush, Blusher, Blusher, Crimson

4. Adjective. Of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane. "The bottom of the window is flush with the floor"
Similar to: Even

5. Verb. Flow freely. "The garbage flushed down the river"
Specialized synonyms: Flush Down, Wash Down
Generic synonyms: Course, Feed, Flow, Run

6. Adjective. Having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value. "Wealthy corporations"
Exact synonyms: Affluent, Loaded, Moneyed, Wealthy
Similar to: Rich
Derivative terms: Affluence, Affluent, Wealth, Wealth, Wealthiness

7. Noun. A rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health.
Exact synonyms: Bloom, Blush, Rosiness
Generic synonyms: Good Health, Healthiness
Derivative terms: Rosy

8. Adverb. In the same plane. "Set it flush with the top of the table"

9. Verb. Glow or cause to glow with warm color or light. "The sky flushed with rosy splendor"
Generic synonyms: Glow

10. Noun. Sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders).
Exact synonyms: Hot Flash
Generic synonyms: Symptom

11. Verb. Make level or straight. "Level the ground"
Exact synonyms: Even, Even Out, Level
Generic synonyms: Change Surface
Specialized synonyms: Grade, Strickle, Strike, Strickle
Derivative terms: Level, Leveler, Leveller

12. Noun. A poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit.
Generic synonyms: Poker Hand

13. Verb. Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid. "Purge the old gas tank"
Exact synonyms: Purge, Scour
Generic synonyms: Rinse, Rinse Off
Derivative terms: Purge, Scour

14. Noun. The swift release of a store of affective force. "He does it for kicks"
Exact synonyms: Bang, Boot, Charge, Kick, Rush, Thrill
Generic synonyms: Excitement, Exhilaration
Derivative terms: Charge, Thrill, Thrill, Thrill

15. Verb. Irrigate with water from a sluice. "Sluice the earth"
Exact synonyms: Sluice
Generic synonyms: Douse, Dowse, Drench, Soak, Sop, Souse
Derivative terms: Sluice

16. Noun. A sudden rapid flow (as of water). "She attacked him with an outpouring of words"
Exact synonyms: Gush, Outpouring
Generic synonyms: Flow, Flowing
Specialized synonyms: Springtide
Derivative terms: Gush

17. Verb. Cause to flow or flood with or as if with water. "Flush the meadows"
Generic synonyms: Irrigate, Water
Specialized synonyms: Perfuse, Suffuse, Perfuse
Causes: Course, Feed, Flow, Run

18. Noun. Sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty).

Definition of Flush

1. v. i. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.

2. v. t. 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.

3. n. A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.

4. a. Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.

5. adv. So as to be level or even.

6. v. t. 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.

7. v. i. 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.

Definition of Flush

1. Verb. (transitive) To cause to take flight from concealment. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To take suddenly to flight, especially from cover. ¹

3. Adjective. smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out. ¹

4. Adjective. wealthy or well off. ¹

5. Adjective. (typography) Short for ''flush left and right''; a body of text aligned with both its left and right margins. ¹

6. Noun. A cleansing with plenty of fluid. ¹

7. Noun. Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet. ¹

8. Noun. (poker) A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) Particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing lots of water. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To become suffused with reddish color due to embarrassment, excitement, overheating, or other systemic disturbance, to blush. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To cause to blush. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To excite, inflame. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) (Toilets only) To be cleansed by being flooded with generous quantities of water. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) (Computer Science) To clear a buffer of its contents. ¹

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Definition of Flush

1. ruddy [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: ruddy

Medical Definition of Flush

1. Transient, episodic redness of the face and neck caused by certain diseases, ingestion of certain drugs or other substances, heat, emotional factors or physical exertion. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flush

flush (current term)
flush down
flush end
flush it
flush out
flush technique
flush toilet
flush toilets

Literary usage of Flush

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Flash (A), in cards, means a whole hand of one suit, os a "flush of dubs," a ... flush of Money. Full of money. Similarly Л flush of water means a sudden ..."

2. Alcohol Use Among U. S. Ethnic Minorities edited by Danielle Spiegler (1993)
"1982b), it was concluded that fast flushing and slow flushing were somewhat different phenomena; consequently, analyses were performed in terms of no flush ..."

3. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"... made Madame Arnoux flush as if she had received a slap right across the face. "I tell you again, he is not here!" Then the Maréchale, who was looking ..."

4. The Separate System of Sewerage: Its Theory and Construction by Cady Staley, George Spencer Pierson (1891)
"The Lightning Automatic flush-Tank.—The operation of this flush-tank is as ... The requisites for an automatic flush-tank are: 1, Certainty of action; 2, ..."

5. Thirty Years' View; Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1854)
"HAVE JUST PUBLISHED • The Seventh Edition of THE flush TIMES OF аи ВТ JOSEPH ... "As a delineation of character and incident developed by the flush Times, ..."

6. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray (1848)
"... and carries off Amelia in her the fiery chapters of which the reader a staff rent in twain by the flush, were all that remained of stout Will Steadfast. ..."

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