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flushverb

 us   /flʌʃ/

flush verb (BECOME RED)

[I] (of a person) to become red in the face: The force of the adrenaline-filled blood rushing through your body causes you to flush.

flush verb (EMPTY)

[I/T] to operate a toilet after it has been used by pressing a handle or button, or (of a toilet) to operate in this way: [T] Flush the toilet before you clean it. [I] I can’t get the toilet to flush.

flushadjective, adverb

 us   /flʌʃ/

flush adjective, adverb (LEVEL)

on the same level so that no part is higher or lower or sticks out more than another: The sprinklers are mounted flush with the ceiling.

flushadjective

 us   /flʌʃ/ infml

flush adjective (RICH)

having a lot of money: The organization is not as flush as it once was.

flushnoun

 us   /flʌʃ/

flush noun (TOILET)

[C] the act of operating a toilet by pressing a handle or button: The toilet tank empties during a flush.

flush noun (RED COLOR)

[C usually sing] a reddish color on a person's face: a flush of embarrassment

flush noun (CARD GAMES)

[C] a number of playing cards held by one player that are all from the same suit (= type)
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