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"flush" in British English

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flushverb

uk   /flʌʃ/ us   /flʌʃ/

flushadjective

uk   /flʌʃ/ us   /flʌʃ/

flushnoun

uk   /flʌʃ/ us   /flʌʃ/
(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 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)
(Definition of flush from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flush" in Business English

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flushadjective

uk   /flʌʃ/ us   informal
having a lot of money to spend at a particular time: A flush economy means 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, lenders relax credit standards.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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