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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. turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; " The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"
  7. polish and make shiny; " buff the wooden floors"; " buff my shoes"
  8. make level or straight; " level the ground"
  9. 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"
  10. a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
  11. sudden brief sensation of heat ( associated with menopause and some mental disorders)
  12. squarely or solidly; " hit him flush in the face"
  13. in the same plane; " set it flush with the top of the table"
  14. flow freely; " The garbage flushed down the river"
  15. 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"
  16. rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; " flush the wound with antibiotics"; " purge the old gas tank"
  17. irrigate with water from a sluice; " sluice the earth"
  18. 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"
  19. cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; " flush the meadows"
  20. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.
  21. To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush.
  22. To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
  23. To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird.
  24. 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.
  25. To cause the blood to rush into ( the face); to put to the blush, or to cause to glow with excitement.
  26. To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with blood.
  27. To excite; to animate; to stir.
  28. To cause to start, as a hunter a bird.
  29. A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.
  30. A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow.
  31. 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.
  32. A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement. animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy.
  33. A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed.
  34. A hand of cards of the same suit.
  35. Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.
  36. Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal.
  37. Unbroken or even in surface; on a level with the adjacent surface; forming a continuous surface; as, a flush panel; a flush joint.
  38. Consisting of cards of one suit.
  39. So as to be level or even.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. To fill underground spaces, especially in coal mines, with material carried by water, which, after drainage, constitutes a compact mass.
  43. To cause to blush; excite; clean out with a rush of water; drive from cover: said of game birds.
  44. To blush; glow.
  45. 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.
  46. Level with the surface; quite full; abundant; plentifully supplied with money; vigorous.
  47. So as to be level.
  48. 1. To wash out a wound or a cavity with a full stream of water. 2. Blush; redness, usually temporary, of the skin.
  49. To redden. To cleanse a cavity by use of a fluid.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. In a manner so as to be even or level with.
  55. A blush; sudden redness; bloom; glow; abundance.
  56. Full of vigor; abounding; having the surface level.
  57. Make red in the face; excite; fill.
  58. To become red in the face.
  59. Level; even.
  60. To redden; blush.
  61. To deluge with water; wash out.
  62. To drive from cover; start up, as birds.
  63. To encourage and excite; elate; chiefly in the past participle.
  64. To make flush or even; often with up.
  65. Full; well supplied with money.
  66. Full of life; vigorous.
  67. A heightened color; blush.
  68. Sudden elation.
  69. A blossoming out; bloom.
  70. The act of flushing a bird; a bird or birds startled from cover.
  71. A hand of cards all of one suit.
  72. A sudden gush or rush of water.
  73. Abundance.
  74. Fresh and full of vigour; abounding; well supplied with, as money; even or level in respect to surface.
  75. In manner to be level with. A flush deck, a deck with a continuous level floor from stem to stern.
  76. 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.
  77. To cause to blush; to excite the spirits of; to clean out with a rush of water.
  78. To flow and spread suddenly; to come in haste; to become suddenly red; to be gay, splendid, or beautiful.
  79. To redden; to glow; to blush; to cause redness; to flow suddenly; to flood or inundate with water.
  80. Sudden glow; redness of the face from an afflux of blood; a sudden flow of water.
  81. Fresh; full of vigour; abounding; even or level with, as the water of a river with its banks in time of flood.
  82. So as to be even with.
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Antonyms for flush

discontinuous, powerless, resolved, exhausted, scraggly, profound, bare, necessitous, jam-pack, white, invertebrate, poorly, bumpy, famished, disjoined, bottomless, pallid, indisposed, bold, far, farthest, remote, unsmoothed, broken-down, indisposition, abrupt, uncoupled, disunited, steep, infirm, dissociated, jagged, lumpy, indolent, unconnected, ill, Sapped, impoverished, detached, soft, blanched, needful, pale, clean, waxy, Prostrated, needy, unsoundness, weaken, sickness, extend, mealy, deficient, waxen, penniless, wan, prostrate, anemic, uneven, deep, severed, beggarly, hand-to-mouth, hard up, removed, stark, separate, ailing, insolvent, nonadjacent, barren, wavy, peaked, frail, Pocky, lackadaisical, nerveless, sluggish, lurid, unhealthiness, underprivileged, Undulating, bereft, debilitated, down-and-out, abysmal, poverty-stricken, rough, unlinked, sick, pasty, faint, feeble, vacant, sickly, weakened, Whey-faced, depressed, Sallowish, devoid, cadaverous, sallow, delicate, noncontiguous, penurious, divorced, Sundered, enervated, dirt-poor, destitute, livid, threadbare, bankrupt, unhealthy, away, spineless, dull, scraggy, vacuous, unaligned, Sickened, broke, pitted, inexact, low, divided, Bankrupted, run down, short, split, parted, illness, depleted, lethargic, Paled, apart, faraway, unwell, palish, bad, coarse, isolate, blank, ragged, Toom, ruined, Unyoked, disadvantaged, wimpy, torpid, worn-out, precipitous, isolated, water down, empty, wasted, peaky, ashen, effete, skint, pebbly, irregular, lazy, Ramified, tired, indebted, Beggared, insufficient, deprived, void, warped, far-off, decrepit, straitened, drained, sheer, unsound, whitened, disconnected, listless, punk, doughy, ashy, down, bloodless, impecunious, broken up, unattached, pockmarked, roughened, craggy, disabled, pinched, languid, weak, Undulatory, broken, single, Dissevered, impotent, discrete, noncontinuous, incomplete, reduced, poor, distant, indigent, Pauperized.

Quotes of flush

  1. Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and conviction I once told an interviewer that of course I would never get married. And I most definitely would never have children. – Christiane Amanpour
  2. I didn't go to high school. I think that after you learn to read and write and do your numbers and flush the toilet behind yourself, you don't need no more schoolin'. You need to get out in the water and swim. – Wilford Brimley
  3. I'm horrible to live with. I don't clean. My clothes end up wherever I take them off. I forget to flush the toilet. – Megan Fox
  4. My dad used to flush my mother's head down the toilet. I was so screwed up. – Jessica Hahn
  5. You can flush my ashes down the toilet, for all I care. – Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
  6. Youth is in a grand flush like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day. – Donald G. Mitchell
  7. It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet. – Uma Thurman
  8. Human beings will be happier- not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia. – Kurt Vonnegut

Usage examples for flush

  1. " 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
  2. 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
  3. There was a deep flush on Winifred's cheeks. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  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. 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
  6. Mr. Clyde half smiled, but instantly grew serious again, and a flush came on his face. – The Associate Hermits by Frank R. Stockton
  7. 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
  8. York gave a start and he felt his face flush with embarrassment. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  9. A dark flush spread over the young Prince's face. – Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  10. She saw the sudden embarrassment, and the flush that spread over his face. – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  11. There was a flush on her cheeks. – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  12. 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
  13. " I must be going home," she said, a little flush coming into her cheeks. – A Little Maid of Old Maine by Alice Turner Curtis
  14. 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
  15. Her eyes were glowing with pleasure, and the faint flush on her face betrayed her still more. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  16. Little John started, and a guilty flush swept over his clear face. – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  17. 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
  18. " 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
  19. There was a little flush on the girl's face. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  20. Not the least important personage in the Wimpole Street house was Miss Barrett's devoted companion Flush – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden

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