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Definition of "flush" []

  • To turn red, as from fever, embarrassment, or strong emotion; blush. (verb-intransitive)
  • To glow, especially with a reddish color: The sky flushed pink at dawn. (verb-intransitive)
  • To flow suddenly and abundantly, as from containment; flood. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be emptied or cleaned by a rapid flow of water, as a toilet. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to redden or glow. (verb-transitive)
  • To blush or cause to blush (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To flow or flood or cause to flow or flood with or as if with water (verb)
  • To glow or shine or cause to glow or shine with a rosy colour (verb)
  • To send a volume of water quickly through (a pipe, channel, etc) or into (a toilet) for the purpose of cleansing, emptying, etc (verb)
  • To cause (soluble substances in the soil) to be washed towards the surface, as by the action of underground springs, or (of such substances) to be washed towards the soil surface (verb)
  • To excite or elate (verb)
  • A rosy colour, esp in the cheeks; blush (noun)
  • A sudden flow or gush, as of water (noun)
  • A feeling of excitement or elation (noun)
  • Early bloom; freshness (noun)
  • Redness of the skin, esp of the face, as from the effects of a fever, alcohol, etc (noun)
  • An area of boggy land fed by ground water (noun)
  • Having a ruddy or heightened colour (adjective)

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Use "flush" in a sentence
  • "V. iv.8 (394,4) the time is flush] A bird is _flush_ when his feathers are grown, and he can leave the nest."
  • "After the full house, the flush is the highest hand in the poker hands order."
  • "Ranked below the flush is the straight, which consists of five cards in rank sequence but now having the same suit."