flush

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[[t]flʌʃ[/t]]
n.
1) phl a blush; rosy glow
2) a rushing or overspreading flow, as of water
3) a sudden rise of emotion or excitement:
a flush of anger[/ex]
4) glowing freshness or vigor:
the flush of youth[/ex]
5) a reddening of the skin, as from a fever, or a sensation of heat accompanying this
6) phl
hot flash
7) cvb an act of cleansing by flushing, or a preparation used for this
8) 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[/ex]
12) phl to blush; redden
13) to flow with a rush; flow and spread suddenly
14) cvb to be washed with a sudden rush of water
Etymology: 1540–50; perh. extended senses of flush III flush′a•ble, adj. flush′er, n. II
flush
[[t]flʌʃ[/t]] adj.
1) even or level with a surface; forming the same plane:
The window frame is flush with the wall[/ex]
2) having direct contact; immediately adjacent:
The table was flush against the wall[/ex]
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) pri even or level with the right margin(flush′ right′)or the left margin(flush′ left′)of a type page; without an indention
9) on the same level or plane; evenly:
The door shuts flush with the wall[/ex]
10) in direct contact; squarely:
set flush against the edge[/ex]
11) to make flush or even
12) bot a fresh growth, as of shoots and leaves
Etymology: 1540–50; perh. all sense developments of flush I flush′ness, n. III
flush
[[t]flʌʃ[/t]] v. t.
1) spo to rouse and cause to start up or fly off:
to flush a woodcock[/ex]
2) spo to fly out or start up suddenly
3) phv flush out, to cause to emerge from hiding:
He flushed out the prowler[/ex]
4) spo a flushed bird or flock of birds
Etymology: 1250–1300 IV
flush
[[t]flʌʃ[/t]] adj.
1) gam consisting entirely of cards of one suit:
a flush hand[/ex]
2) gam a hand or set of cards all of one suit
Compare royal flush,straight flush
Etymology: 1520–30; cf. F < L fluxus flux

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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