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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a blush; rosy glow.

    Category: Physiology

  2. a rushing or overspreading flow, as of water.

  3. a sudden rise of emotion or excitement:

    a flush of anger.

  4. glowing freshness or vigor:

    the flush of youth.

  5. a reddening of the skin, as from a fever, or a sensation of heat accompanying this.

  6. Category: Physiology

    Ref: hot flash.

  7. an act of cleansing by flushing, or a preparation used for this.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. (v.t.)to redden; cause to blush or glow.

  9. to flood or spray thoroughly with water, as for cleansing purposes.

  10. to flood or wash out (a toilet, sewer, etc.) by a sudden rush of water.

  11. to animate or excite; inflame:

    flushed with success.

  12. (v.i.)to blush; redden.

    Category: Physiology

  13. to flow with a rush; flow and spread suddenly.

  14. to be washed with a sudden rush of water.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of flush:

1540–50; perh. extended senses of flush3



  1. even or level with a surface; forming the same plane:

    The window frame is flush with the wall.

  2. having direct contact; immediately adjacent:

    The table was flush against the wall.

  3. well-supplied, esp. with money; affluent; prosperous.

  4. abundant or plentiful, as money.

  5. having a ruddy or reddish color.

  6. full of vigor; lusty.

  7. full to overflowing.

  8. even or level with the right margin (flush′ right′) or the left margin (flush′ left′) of a type page; without an indention.

    Category: Printing

  9. (adv.)on the same level or plane; evenly:

    The door shuts flush with the wall.

  10. in direct contact; squarely:

    set flush against the edge.

  11. (v.t.)to make flush or even.

  12. (n.)a fresh growth, as of shoots and leaves.

    Category: Botany

Origin of flush:

1540–50; perh. all sense developments of flush1



  1. to rouse and cause to start up or fly off:

    to flush a woodcock.

    Category: Sport

  2. (v.i.)to fly out or start up suddenly.

    Category: Sport

  3. flush out,to cause to emerge from hiding:

    He flushed out the prowler.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  4. (n.)a flushed bird or flock of birds.

    Category: Sport

Origin of flush:



  1. consisting entirely of cards of one suit:

    a flush hand.

    Category: Games

  2. (n.)a hand or set of cards all of one suit.

    Category: Games

    Ref: Compare royal flush , straight flush .

Origin of flush:

1520–30; cf. F < L fluxusflux

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush(noun)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  2. bloom, blush, flush, rosiness(noun)

    a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

  3. hot flash, flush(noun)

    sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)

  4. flush(noun)

    a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit

  5. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick(noun)

    the swift release of a store of affective force

    "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"

  6. flush, gush, outpouring(noun)

    a sudden rapid flow (as of water)

    "he heard the flush of a toilet"; "there was a little gush of blood"; "she attacked him with an outpouring of words"

  7. blush, flush(adj)

    sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)

  8. flush(p)(adj)

    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"

  9. affluent, flush, loaded, moneyed, wealthy(verb)

    having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

    "an affluent banker"; "a speculator flush with cash"; "not merely rich but loaded"; "moneyed aristocrats"; "wealthy corporations"

  10. blush, crimson, flush, redden(verb)

    turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

    "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"

  11. flush(verb)

    flow freely

    "The garbage flushed down the river"

  12. flush(verb)

    glow or cause to glow with warm color or light

    "the sky flushed with rosy splendor"

  13. flush, level, even out, even(verb)

    make level or straight

    "level the ground"

  14. flush, scour, purge(verb)

    rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid

    "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"

  15. sluice, flush(verb)

    irrigate with water from a sluice

    "sluice the earth"

  16. flush(adverb)

    cause to flow or flood with or as if with water

    "flush the meadows"

  17. flush(adverb)

    squarely or solidly

    "hit him flush in the face"

  18. flush(adverb)

    in the same plane

    "set it flush with the top of the table"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. flush(verb)ʌʃ

    to clean or be cleaned by making water flow through

    to flush the toilet; I heard the toilet flush.

  2. flushʌʃ

    to become red in the face from emotion

    She flushed at the memory.


  1. flush(Noun)

    A cleansing with plenty of fluid.

  2. flush(Noun)

    Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.

  3. flush

    A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.

  4. flush(Verb)

    To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.

    Flush the injury with plenty of water.

  5. flush(Verb)

    Particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing lots of water.

  6. flush

    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.

  7. flush

    To cause to blush.

  8. flush

    To excite, inflame.

  9. flush

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

  10. flush

    (Computer Science) To clear a buffer of its contents.

  11. flush(Adjective)

    smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.

    Sand down the excess until it is flush with the surface.

  12. flush(Adjective)

    wealthy or well off.

    He just got a bonus so he's flush today.

  13. flush

    Short for flush left and right; a body of text aligned with both its left and right margins.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flush(verb)

    to flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face

  2. Flush(verb)

    to become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush

  3. Flush(verb)

    to snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow

  4. Flush(verb)

    to start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird

  5. Flush(verb)

    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

  6. Flush(verb)

    to cause the blood to rush into (the face); to put to the blush, or to cause to glow with excitement

  7. Flush(verb)

    to make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with blood

  8. Flush(verb)

    to excite; to animate; to stir

  9. Flush(verb)

    to cause to start, as a hunter a bird

  10. Flush(noun)

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

  11. Flush(noun)

    a suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow

  12. Flush(noun)

    any tinge of red color like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of blood; as, the flush on the side of a peach; the flush on the clouds at sunset

  13. Flush(noun)

    a sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement. animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy

  14. Flush(noun)

    a flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed

  15. Flush(noun)

    a hand of cards of the same suit

  16. Flush(adj)

    full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright

  17. Flush(adj)

    affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal

  18. Flush(adj)

    unbroken or even in surface; on a level with the adjacent surface; forming a continuous surface; as, a flush panel; a flush joint

  19. Flush(adj)

    consisting of cards of one suit

  20. Flush(adverb)

    so as to be level or even


  1. Flush

    Flush is a young adult novel by Carl Hiaasen first published in 2005, and set in Hiaasen's native Florida. It is his second young adult novel, after Hoot. The plot is similar to Hoot but it doesn't have the same cast and is not a continuation.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. flush

    1. [common] To delete something, usually superfluous, or to abort an operation. “All that nonsense has been flushed.” 2. [Unix/C] To force buffered I/O to disk, as with an fflush(3) call. This is not an abort or deletion as in sense 1, but a demand for early completion! 3. To leave at the end of a day's work (as opposed to leaving for a meal). “I'm going to flush now.” “Time to flush.” 4. To exclude someone from an activity, or to ignore a person.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FLUSH

    From Grk. _phlox_, heat. A rush of color to the cheek, or hand, caused by bodily--or poker--heat.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flush' in Verbs Frequency: #1060

Translations for flush

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a flow of blood to the face, making it red

A slow flush covered her face.

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