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"flush" in British English

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flushverb

uk   /flʌʃ/  us   /flʌʃ/
  • 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   /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 ​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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