flush Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"flush" in British English

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flushverb

uk   us   /flʌʃ/

flush verb (BECOME RED)

[I] When you flush, you ​becomered in the ​face, ​especially as a ​result of ​strongemotions, ​heat, or ​alcohol: She flushed withpleasure 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, ​itscontentsempty and it ​fills with ​water again: My ​children never flush the ​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 ​oldmedicines down the ​toilet.

flushadjective

uk   us   /flʌʃ/

flush adjective (LEVEL)

at the same ​level as another ​surface: I ​want the ​lightfittings 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.

flushnoun

uk   us   /flʌʃ/

flush noun (RED COLOUR)

[C] a ​redcolour that ​appears on ​yourface or ​body because you are ​embarrassed, ​hot, etc.: A ​faintpink flush ​coloured her ​cheeks.
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flush noun (SUDDEN FEELING)

a flush of anger, excitement, pleasure, etc. a ​suddenstrongfeeling of ​anger, ​excitement, ​pleasure, etc.

flush noun (TOILET)

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

flush noun (CARD GAMES)

[C] a ​number of ​playingcardsheld by one ​player that are all from the same ​suit
(Definition of flush from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flush" in American English

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flushverb

 us   /flʌʃ/

flush verb (BECOME RED)

[I] (of a ​person) to ​becomered in the ​face: The ​force of the adrenaline-filled ​bloodrushing through ​yourbodycauses 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 ​toilettank empties during a flush.

flush noun (RED COLOR)

[C usually sing] a ​reddishcolor on a person's ​face: a flush of ​embarrassment

flush noun (CARD GAMES)

[C] a ​number of ​playingcardsheld by one ​player that are all from the same suit (= ​type)
(Definition of flush from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flush" in Business English

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flushadjective

uk   us   /flʌʃ/ informal
having a lot of ​money to ​spend at a particular ​time: A flush ​economymeans there's more ​money for ​people to ​invest in ​property. If you're feeling flush you can always ​pay a ​bit more off your ​debt each month. In flush ​times, ​lendersrelaxcreditstandards.be flush with cash/money Firms are flush with ​cash and ​investing more.
be/feel flush with success/optimism, etc. to be very ​successful, have a lot of hope for the future, etc.: A ​rise in the ​price of corn ​means that many ​farmers are ​feeling flush with ​optimism.
(Definition of flush from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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