Definitions of flush

  1. 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"
  2. the swift release of a store of affective force; " they got a great bang out of it"; " what a rush!"; " he does it for kicks"
  3. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  4. a rosy color ( especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
  5. sudden reddening of the face ( as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
  6. polish and make shiny; " buff the wooden floors"; " buff my shoes"
  7. make level or straight; " level the ground"
  8. 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"
  9. a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
  10. sudden brief sensation of heat ( associated with menopause and some mental disorders)
  11. squarely or solidly; " hit him flush in the face"
  12. in the same plane; " set it flush with the top of the table"
  13. flow freely; " The garbage flushed down the river"
  14. 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"
  15. rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; " flush the wound with antibiotics"; " purge the old gas tank"
  16. irrigate with water from a sluice; " sluice the earth"
  17. 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"
  18. cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; " flush the meadows"
  19. To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush.
  20. To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
  21. To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird.
  22. 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.
  23. To cause the blood to rush into ( the face); to put to the blush, or to cause to glow with excitement.
  24. To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with blood.
  25. To excite; to animate; to stir.
  26. To cause to start, as a hunter a bird.
  27. A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.
  28. A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow.
  29. 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.
  30. A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement. animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy.
  31. A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed.
  32. A hand of cards of the same suit.
  33. Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.
  34. Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal.
  35. Unbroken or even in surface; on a level with the adjacent surface; forming a continuous surface; as, a flush panel; a flush joint.
  36. Consisting of cards of one suit.
  37. So as to be level or even.
  38. To cause by flow; to draw water from, or pour it over or through ( a pond, meadow, sewer, etc.); to cleanse by means of a rush of water.
  39. To operate a placer mine, where the continuous supply of water is insufficient, by holding back the water, and releasing it periodically in a flood.
  40. To fill underground spaces, especially in coal mines, with material carried by water, which, after drainage, constitutes a compact mass.
  41. To cause to blush; excite; clean out with a rush of water; drive from cover: said of game birds.
  42. To blush; glow.
  43. A sudden rush of water; flow of blood to the face; sudden excitement or impulse; a flock of game birds put to sudden flight; bloom; growth; a hand of cards all of the same suit.
  44. Level with the surface; quite full; abundant; plentifully supplied with money; vigorous.
  45. So as to be level.
  46. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face; to come in haste; to start; to fly out suddenly, as a bird disturbed; to become suffused; to become suddenly red; to glow; to be gay, splendid, or beautiful.
  47. To cause to blush; to redden suddenly; to cause the blood to rush suddenly into the face; to color; to elate; to elevate; to excite the spirits of; to animate with joy; to wash out or cleanse by drenching with copious supplies of water; as, to flush a sewer, a lane, etc.; in sporting, to cause to start up or fly off; to spring; as, to flush a woodcock.
  48. Fresh; full of vigor; glowing; bright; rich in blossom; exuberant; well supplied with money; having full pockets; as, to be quite flush; having the surface even or level with the adjacent surface; in this sense much used by builders, carpenters, etc., and applied to surfaces which are so placed; for example, the panel of a door is said to be flush, when fixed level, with the margin, and not sunk below it; in the game of cribbage or poker consisting of cards of the same suit; as, a flush hand.
  49. A sudden flow of blood to the face; or more generally, the redness of face which proceeds from such an afflux of blood; as, her face was suffused with a crimson flush; hence, any warm coloring or glow, as the reddening of the sky before daybreak; sudden impulse or excitement; sudden thrill or shock, as of feeling; as, a flush of joy; bloom; growth; abundance; a rush or flow, as of a jet or stream of water; in the game of cribbage or poker, a run of cards of the same suit; a flock of birds suddenly started or flushed.
  50. In a manner so as to be even or level with.
  51. A blush; sudden redness; bloom; glow; abundance.
  52. Full of vigor; abounding; having the surface level.
  53. Make red in the face; excite; fill.
  54. To become red in the face.
  55. To redden; blush.
  56. To deluge with water; wash out.
  57. To drive from cover; start up, as birds.
  58. To encourage and excite; elate; chiefly in the past participle.
  59. To make flush or even; often with up.
  60. Full; well supplied with money.
  61. Full of life; vigorous.
  62. A heightened color; blush.
  63. Sudden elation.
  64. A blossoming out; bloom.
  65. The act of flushing a bird; a bird or birds startled from cover.
  66. A hand of cards all of one suit.
  67. A sudden gush or rush of water.
  68. Abundance.
  69. In manner to be level with. A flush deck, a deck with a continuous level floor from stem to stern.
  70. A sudden flow of blood to the face; the redness induced; sudden impulse or excitement; bloom; abundance; a run of cards of the same suit; birds suddenly started; a flow of water, as in flushing a sewer; a complete bedding of masonry or brickwork, so as to leave no vacant space.
  71. To cause to blush; to excite the spirits of; to clean out with a rush of water.
  72. To flow and spread suddenly; to come in haste; to become suddenly red; to be gay, splendid, or beautiful.
  73. To redden; to glow; to blush; to cause redness; to flow suddenly; to flood or inundate with water.
  74. Sudden glow; redness of the face from an afflux of blood; a sudden flow of water.
  75. Fresh; full of vigour; abounding; even or level with, as the water of a river with its banks in time of flood.
  76. So as to be even with.

Usage examples for flush

  1. There was a little bright flush and a pleased smile on his mother's face- " Certainly, my boy, I will." – Betty's Bright Idea; Deacon Pitkin's Farm; and The First Christmas of New England by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  2. Little John started, and a guilty flush swept over his clear face. – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  3. " I don't quite see how he can call you that, Mr. Pujol," said Anne, with the suspicion of a flush on her cheek. – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  4. And it seemed as if a new life had come to her, for there was warmth in her body, and a flush upon her cheeks and a light in her eyes that were divine. – A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field
  5. " I must be going home," she said, a little flush coming into her cheeks. – A Little Maid of Old Maine by Alice Turner Curtis
  6. One day a word, a flush, a glance, made me shudder; another day, another glance, another word, threw me into uncertainty. – Child of a Century, v3 by Alfred de Musset
  7. There was a little flush on the girl's face. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  8. Old Heck asked after he and Parker and the cowboys were at the house and the first flush of embarrassment had passed. – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  9. " I hope you 'll not grow any older," said Singleton, with a flush of sympathy across his large white forehead. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  10. A flush now came in the girl's face, and she said eagerly,- " Did you pass a gentleman- my cousin, Captain Rolph- in the woods?" – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  11. An angry flush rose to Gascoigne's face as the judge thus gave him the lie. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  12. A dark flush spread over the young Prince's face. – Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  13. Three times would that remarkable old dog look round thus, and if the gun had not then arrived he would to a certainty run in and flush the birds. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  14. York gave a start and he felt his face flush with embarrassment. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  15. There was a flush on her cheeks. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  16. She saw the sudden embarrassment, and the flush that spread over his face. – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  17. Mr. Clyde half smiled, but instantly grew serious again, and a flush came on his face. – The Associate Hermits by Frank R. Stockton
  18. There was a deep flush on Winifred's cheeks. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  19. Her eyes were glowing with pleasure, and the faint flush on her face betrayed her still more. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  20. Not the least important personage in the Wimpole Street house was Miss Barrett's devoted companion Flush. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden