[ UK /flˈʌʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈfɫəʃ/ ]
  1. sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
  2. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  3. a sudden rapid flow (as of water)
    he heard the flush of a toilet
    she attacked him with an outpouring of words
    there was a little gush of blood
  4. the swift release of a store of affective force
    what a boot!
    they got a great bang out of it
    he does it for kicks
    he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
  5. a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
  6. sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)
  7. a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
  1. irrigate with water from a sluice
    sluice the earth
  2. cause to flow or flood with or as if with water
    flush the meadows
  3. glow or cause to glow with warm color or light
    the sky flushed with rosy splendor
  4. flow freely
    The garbage flushed down the river
  5. turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
    The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by
  6. make level or straight
    level the ground
  7. rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
    flush the wound with antibiotics
    purge the old gas tank
  1. in the same plane
    set it flush with the top of the table
  2. squarely or solidly
    hit him flush in the face
  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
    moneyed aristocrats
    a substantial family
    wealthy corporations
    a speculator flush with cash
    an affluent banker
    not merely rich but loaded
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How To Use flush In A Sentence

  • The question was tinged with a touch of sarcasm that made her embarrassed flush renew its bright shade and caused her to clench her fists.
  • Innovations in touchless technology have made it possible to install an automatic flusher without ripping out existing fixtures.
  • They say that simply flushing out rogue unleaded petrol is sufficient. The Sun
  • A pickup truck was circling the pond, which flushed some birds out of the reeds and into the open water.
  • Ranked below the flush is the straight, which consists of five cards in rank sequence but now having the same suit. What Beats What in Poker? | Poker Hands
  • The Gonubie River does not have a typically big flushing flow while silting in Transkei rivers is a result of ‘poor land use practice’.
  • She was a pretty vessel: schooner-rigged, very low in the water, and -- as we found out when we took her -- of very deep draught; broad in the beam, and ` flush-decked 'fore and aft, with no raised fore or after castles. Across the Spanish Main A Tale of the Sea in the Days of Queen Bess
  • She caught his embarrassment off him, a flushing sickness that left them avoiding each other's eyes. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW
  • The sludge from the bottom of the swamp that the dredge hauls up dripping and oozing at least has substance: you can dry it out, look at it through a microscope, describe it, or flush it down the toilet.
  • His face flushed with anger.
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