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FLUSH, v.i.

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

2. To come in haste; to start.

3. To appear suddenly, as redness or a blush.

A blush rose on their cheeks, flushing and fading like the changeful play of colors on a dolphin.

4. To become suddenly red; to glow; as, the cheeks flush.

5. To be gay, splendid or beautiful.

At once, arrayed in all the colors of the flushing year, the garden glows.

FLUSH, v.t.

1. To redden suddenly; to cause the blood to rush suddenly into the face.

Nor flush with shame the passing virgin's cheek.

2. To elate; to elevate; to excite the spirits; to animate with joy; as, to flush with victory.

FLUSH, a.

1. Fresh, full of vigor; glowing; bright.

Flush as May.

2. Affluent; abounding; well furnished.

Lord Strut was not very flush in ready.

3. Free to spend; liberal; prodigal. He is very flush with his money. This is a popular use of the word in America.

A flush deck, in seamen's language, is a deck without a half-deck or forecastle.

FLUSH, n.

1. A sudden flow of blood to the face; or more generally, the redness of face which proceeds from such an afflux of blood. Hectic constitutions are often known by a frequent flush in the cheeks.

2. Sudden impulse or excitement; sudden flow; as a flush of joy.

3. Bloom; growth; abundance.

4. A run of cards of the same suit.

5. A term for a number of ducks.



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FLUSH, v.i.

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

2. To come in haste; to start.

3. To appear suddenly, as redness or a blush.

A blush rose on their cheeks, flushing and fading like the changeful play of colors on a dolphin.

4. To become suddenly red; to glow; as, the cheeks flush.

5. To be gay, splendid or beautiful.

At once, arrayed in all the colors of the flushing year, the garden glows.

FLUSH, v.t.

1. To redden suddenly; to cause the blood to rush suddenly into the face.

Nor flush with shame the passing virgin's cheek.

2. To elate; to elevate; to excite the spirits; to animate with joy; as, to flush with victory.

FLUSH, a.

1. Fresh, full of vigor; glowing; bright.

Flush as May.

2. Affluent; abounding; well furnished.

Lord Strut was not very flush in ready.

3. Free to spend; liberal; prodigal. He is very flush with his money. This is a popular use of the word in America.

A flush deck, in seamen's language, is a deck without a half-deck or forecastle.

FLUSH, n.

1. A sudden flow of blood to the face; or more generally, the redness of face which proceeds from such an afflux of blood. Hectic constitutions are often known by a frequent flush in the cheeks.

2. Sudden impulse or excitement; sudden flow; as a flush of joy.

3. Bloom; growth; abundance.

4. A run of cards of the same suit.

5. A term for a number of ducks.

FLUSH, a.

  1. Fresh; full of vigor; glowing; bright. Flush as May. Shak.
  2. Affluent; abounding; well furnished. Lord Strut was not very flush in ready. Arbuthnot.
  3. Free to spend; liberal; prodigal. He is very flush with his money. This is a popular use of the word in America. A flush deck, in seamen's language, is a deck without a half-deck forecastle. [Qu. Russ. ploskei, flat. The sense of spreading naturally results from that of flowing.]

FLUSH, n.

  1. A sudden flow of blood to the face; or more generally, the redness of face which proceeds from such an afflux of blood. Hectic constitutions are often known by a frequent flush in the cheeks.
  2. Sudden impulse or excitement; sudden glow; as, a flush of joy.
  3. Bloom; growth; abundance. Goldsmith.
  4. [Fr. and Sp. flux.] A run of cards of the same suit.
  5. A term for a number of ducks. Spenser.

FLUSH, n.

In architecture, the continued surface in the same place of two contiguous masses. Brande.


FLUSH, v.i. [G. fliessen, imperf. floss, to flow; D. vlieten, in a different dialect. It coincides in elements with blush, blaze and flash.]

  1. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.
  2. To come in haste; to start. B. Jonson.
  3. To appear suddenly, as redness or a blush. A blush rose on their cheeks, / Flushing and fading like the changeful play / Of colors on a dolphin. Percival.
  4. To become suddenly red; to glow; as, the cheeks flush.
  5. To be gay, splendid or beautiful. At once, arrayed / In all the colors of the flushing year, / The garden glows. Thomson.

FLUSH, v.t.

  1. To redden suddenly; to cause the blood to rush suddenly into the face. Nor flush with shame the passing virgin's cheek. Gay.
  2. To elate; to elevate; to excite the spirits; to animate with joy; as, to flush with victory.

Flush
  1. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.

    The flushing noise of many waters. Boyle.

    It flushes violently out of the cock. Mortimer.

  2. 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.
  3. A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.

    In manner of a wave or flush. Ray.

  4. Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.

    With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May. Shak.

  5. So as to be level or even.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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  8. To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush.
  9. To cause the blood to rush into (the face); to put to the blush, or to cause to glow with excitement.

    Nor flush with shame the passing virgin's cheek. Gay.

    Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose,
    Flushing his brow.
    Keats.

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

    The flush of angered shame. Tennyson.

  11. Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal.

    Lord Strut was not very flush in ready. Arbuthnot.

  12. To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.

    In her cheek, distemper flushing glowed. Milton.

  13. To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with blood.

    How faintly flushed. how phantom fair,
    Was Monte Rosa, hanging there!
    Tennyson.

  14. 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.
  15. Unbroken or even in surface] on a level with the adjacent surface; forming a continuous surface; as, a flush panel; a flush joint.
  16. To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird.

    Flushing from one spray unto another. W. Browne.

  17. To excite; to animate; to stir.

    Such things as can only feed his pride and flush his ambition. South.

  18. A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement. animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy.
  19. Consisting of cards of one suit.

    Flush bolt. (a) A screw bolt whose head is countersunk, so as to be flush with a surface. (b) A sliding bolt let into the face or edge of a door, so as to be flush therewith. -- Flush deck. (Naut.) See under Deck, n., 1. -- Flush tank, a water tank which can be emptied rapidly for flushing drainpipes, etc.

  20. To cause to start, as a hunter a bird.

    Nares.

    To flush a joints (Masonry), to fill them in; to point the level; to make them flush.

  21. A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed.
  22. A hand of cards of the same suit.
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Flush

FLUSH, verb intransitive

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

2. To come in haste; to start.

3. To appear suddenly, as redness or a blush.

A blush rose on their cheeks, flushing and fading like the changeful play of colors on a dolphin.

4. To become suddenly red; to glow; as, the cheeks flush

5. To be gay, splendid or beautiful.

At once, arrayed in all the colors of the flushing year, the garden glows.

FLUSH, verb transitive

1. To redden suddenly; to cause the blood to rush suddenly into the face.

Nor flush with shame the passing virgin's cheek.

2. To elate; to elevate; to excite the spirits; to animate with joy; as, to flush with victory.

FLUSH, adjective

1. Fresh, full of vigor; glowing; bright.

FLUSH as May.

2. Affluent; abounding; well furnished.

Lord Strut was not very flush in ready.

3. Free to spend; liberal; prodigal. He is very flush with his money. This is a popular use of the word in America.

A flush deck, in seamen's language, is a deck without a half-deck or forecastle.

FLUSH, noun

1. A sudden flow of blood to the face; or more generally, the redness of face which proceeds from such an afflux of blood. Hectic constitutions are often known by a frequent flush in the cheeks.

2. Sudden impulse or excitement; sudden flow; as a flush of joy.

3. Bloom; growth; abundance.

4. A run of cards of the same suit.

5. A term for a number of ducks.

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