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English definition of “flush”

flush

verb uk   /flʌʃ/ us  

flush verb (BECOME RED)

[I] When you flush, you become red in the face, especially as a result of strong emotions, heat, or alcohol: She flushed with pleasure as she accepted the prize. The champagne had caused his face to flush.

flush verb (TOILET)

[I or T] If you flush a toilet, or if a toilet flushes, its contents empty and it fills with water again: My children never flush the loo/toilet after them. I can't get the toilet to flush. flush sth down the toilet to get rid of something by putting it in the toilet and operating the toilet: I tend to flush old medicines down the toilet.

flush

adjective uk   /flʌʃ/ us  

flush adjective (LEVEL)

at the same level as another surface: I want the light fittings to be flush with the ceiling.

flush adjective (RICH)

[after verb] informal having a lot of money: I've just been paid so I'm feeling flush.

flush

noun uk   /flʌʃ/ us  

flush noun (RED COLOUR)

[C] a red colour that appears on your face or body because you are embarrassed, hot, etc.: A faint pink flush coloured her cheeks.
See also

flush noun (SUDDEN FEELING)

a flush of anger, excitement, pleasure, etc. a sudden strong feeling of anger, excitement, pleasure, etc.

flush noun (TOILET)

[C] an occasion when the contents of a toilet empty and it fills with water the handle or button that you push to make a toilet empty and fill with water: He pressed the flush with his hand.

flush noun (CARD GAMES)

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