Flush

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English

Adjective

Flush (comparative Flusher, superlative Flushest)

  1. smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.
    Sand down the excess until it is flush with the surface.
  2. wealthy or well off.
    He just got a bonus so he's flush today.
  3. (typography) Short for flush left and right; a body of text aligned with both its left and right margins.

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Noun

Flush (plural Flushes)
  1. A cleansing with plenty of fluid.
  2. Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.
  3. (poker) A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.

Related terms

Verb

Flush (third-person singular simple present flushes, present participle flushing, simple past and past participle flushed)

  1. (transitive) To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.
    Flush the injury with plenty of water.
  2. (transitive) Particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing lots of water.
  3. (transitive) To cause to take flight from concealment.
    The hunters flushed the tiger from the canebrake.
  4. (intransitive) To become suffused with reddish color due to embarrassment, excitement, overheating, or other systemic disturbance, to blush.
    The damsel flushed at the scoundrel's suggestion.
  5. (intransitive) To take suddenly to flight, especially from cover.
    A covey of quail flushed from the undergrowth.
  6. (intransitive) (Toilets only) To be cleansed by being flooded with generous quantities of water.
  7. (intransitive) (Computer Science) To clear a buffer of its contents.

Notes

In sense “turn red with embarrassment”, blush is more common. More finely, in indicating the actual change, blush is more common – “He blushed with embarrassment” – but in indicating state, flushed is also common – “He was flushed with excitement”.

Synonyms

  • (turn red with embarrassment): blush

Adjectives for Flush

hectic; bloomy; unwonted; happy; momentary; blackish; brick-red; dull-red; fiery gentle; helpless; fading; rosy; mahogany perceptible; embarrassed; uneasy; novel irritated; delicate; angry.

Verbs for Flush

arouse—; cover with—; emit—; glow with —; overcome—; produce—; provoke—; redden into—; robe with—; subdue—; suffuse with—; —allures; —animates; —ebbs; — exasperates; —mantles; —overspreads; — throbs; —veils.

Adverbs for Flush

painfully; faintly; violently; delicately; miserably; singularly; passionately; transparently; hectically; unwontedly; rosily; perceptibly; embarrassingly; angrily.

Thesaurus

Hygeia, SRO, ablution, abounding, abounding in riches, abundant, ace, adjacent, affluent, afterglow, air glow, align, all-sufficing, ample, animate, animation, aplenty, arousal, arouse, at full length, bake, bang, baptize, bath, bathe, be in heat, beat, best bower, big-rich, blanch, blaze, blood, bloom, blooming, blossom, blowzed, blowzy, blush, blushing, boil, boot, bottomless, bouncing, bounteous, bountiful, bower, brew, brimful, brimming, broil, bulging, burn, burnt, bursting, calenture, candescence, capacity, cards, change color, charge, chase, cheer, childbed fever, chock-full, choke, chuck-full, clean out, cleaning out, cleanse, clubs, color, color up, coloring, combust, comfortable, congested, continued fever, continuous, cook, copious, course, cram-full, crammed, crimson, crimsoning, darken, deck, delight, delirium, deluge, deuce, diamonds, diffuse, directly, discharge, disgustingly rich, do proud, dog, douche, douching, douse, drench, drenching, drive, drouk, dummy, ebb, effuse, elate, elation, elevate, elution, elutriation, emotional health, empty, encourage, encouragement, enema, epidemic, equalize, eruptive fever, euphoria, even, evenly, exactly, exalt, excite, excitement, exhaustless, extravagant, exuberant, face cards, falcon, farci, fascinate, fat, febricity, febrility, fell, fertile, fever, fever heat, feverishness, fieriness, filled, fire, fitness, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flat, flatly, flatten, flattened, flatways, flatwise, flicker, flood, florid, flow, flow back, flow in, flow out, flush out, flushed, flushing, flushing out, follow the hounds, font, fount, fountain, fowl, fresh, fresh as April, frightfully rich, frown, fry, full, full house, full to bursting, full-blooded, galore, gargle, gasp, generous, geyser, give a thrill, gladden, glare, gleam, glint, gloss, glow, glower, glowing, gnarl, go hunting, grade, gratify, green, grow red, growl, gun, gush, hale, hale and hearty, hand, hardy, hawk, health, healthy glow, hearts, hearty, heat, hectic, hectic fever, hectic flush, holystone, homaloidal, horizontal, horizontally, hose down, hound, hunt, hunt down, hyperpyrexia, hyperthermia, imbrue, imbue, impassion, impregnate, in funds, in plenty, in quantity, in the money, incandesce, incandescence, independent, independently rich, independently wealthy, inexhaustible, infiltrate, inflame, infuse, inject, intermittent fever, intoxicate, inundation, irrigate, irrigation, issue, jack, jacklight, jam-packed, jet, joker, jollies, kerplunk, kick, king, knave, lather, lathering, launder, lavabo, lavage, lavation, lave, laving, lavish, lay, lay down, lay flat, lay level, lay low, lay out, leach, left bower, lengthways, lengthwise, level, liberal, lift, lixiviate, loaded, look black, look daggers, lower, luster, lusty, luxuriant, luxurious, macerate, made of money, make, make proud, mantle, mantling, many, maximal, mental health, moneyed, mop, mop up, mopping, mopping up, much, next to, numerous, on Easy Street, on a level, oofy, opulent, overflow, overflowing, overfull, overstuffed, pack, packed, packed like sardines, pair, pale, pant, parch, passion, percolate, permeate, physical condition, physical fitness, picture cards, pink, plain, plane, playing cards, plenary, plenitudinous, plenteous, plentiful, plenty, plop, plumb, plump, plunk, point-blank, pour, precisely, prevailing, prevalent, prodigal, productive, profuse, profusive, prosperous, protein fever, provided for, prowl after, pudency, pudicity, puerperal fever, purge, pyrexia, queen, quicken, quickening, quiver, radiance, radiate heat, rampant, rase, raze, ready to burst, red-complexioned, red-faced, red-fleshed, redden, reddening, redness, regurgitate, relapsing fever, remittent, remittent fever, replete, rich, rich as Croesus, ride to hounds, rife, right, rinse, rinse out, rinsing, riotous, ritually immerse, roast, robust, robustious, robustuous, roll, roll flat, rolled, rolling in money, rose, rosiness, rosy, rosy-cheeked, rouge, round, royal flush, rubber, rubefacient, rubescence, rubicund, ruddy, ruddy-complexioned, ruddy-faced, rude, rufescence, ruff, rugged, run, running over, rush, rush of emotion, sanguine, satiated, saturate, saturated, scald, scorch, scour, scouring, scowl, scrub, scrubbing, scrubbing up, seethe, sensation, set, shampoo, sheen, shikar, shimmer with heat, shine, shininess, shining light, shiver, shoot, shower, shudder, simmer, singleton, skylight, sluice, sluice out, smack, smack-dab, smolder, smooth, smooth out, smoothed out, smoothen, smoothened, smother, snap, snarl, soak, soaked, soaking, soap, soaping, sodden, solvent, sop, souse, spades, spang, spark, spew, spit, sponge, sponging, sport, spout, spouter, spray, spritz, spurt, spurtle, square, squarely, squashed, squashed flat, squirm with self-consciousness, squirt, stalk, stalwart, stammer, standing room only, start, steam, steamroll, steamroller, steep, stew, stifle, still-hunt, stir, stirring, stout, straight, stream, strong, stuffed, sturdy, suffocate, suffusion, sunburned, sunset glow, superabundant, surfeited, surge, surge back, surge of emotion, swab, swabbing, sweat, swelter, swollen, syringe, tabloid, tabular, teeming, thrill, tickle, tingle, tingling, titillate, titillation, toast, toivel, topful, track, trail, tremor, tremor of excitement, trend, trey, trick, trodden, trodden flat, true, trump, tub, turn color, turn pale, turn red, uplift, urethral fever, vaccinal fever, vigorous, vital, wallowing in wealth, warm, warm color, warmth, warmth of color, wash, wash out, wash up, washing, washing up, washout, washup, water fever, waterlog, wealthy, well provided for, well-being, well-fixed, well-found, well-furnished, well-heeled, well-off, well-provided, well-stocked, well-to-do, whiten, whiteness, wholesale, wiping up, wound fever, youthful

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈflʌʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌʃ

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Etymology

From English

Noun

Flush m. (plural Flushs)

  1. (poker) flush