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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)

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.

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."