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English adjective: flush

1. flush of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane


SamplesA door flush with the wall.
The bottom of the window is flush with the floor.


Similareven


Antonymsuneven

2. flush having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value


SamplesAn affluent banker.
A speculator flush with cash.
Not merely rich but loaded.
Moneyed aristocrats.
Wealthy corporations.


Synonymsaffluent, loaded, moneyed, wealthy


Similarrich


Antonymspoor


English noun: flush

1. flush (time) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity


Synonymsbloom, blossom, efflorescence, flower, heyday, peak, prime


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Narrower (hyponym)golden age

2. flush (state) a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health


Synonymsbloom, blush, rosiness


Broader (hypernym)good health, healthiness

3. flush (state) sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)


Synonymshot flash


Broader (hypernym)symptom

4. flush (group) a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit


Broader (hypernym)poker hand

5. flush (feeling) the swift release of a store of affective force


SamplesThey got a great bang out of it.
What a boot!.
He got a quick rush from injecting heroin.
He does it for kicks.


Synonymsbang, boot, charge, kick, rush, thrill


Broader (hypernym)excitement, exhilaration

6. flush (event) a sudden rapid flow (as of water)


SamplesHe heard the flush of a toilet.
There was a little gush of blood.
She attacked him with an outpouring of words.


Synonymsgush, outpouring


Broader (hypernym)flow, flowing


Narrower (hyponym)springtide

7. flush (act) sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)


Synonymsblush


Broader (hypernym)inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex


English adverb: flush

1. flush squarely or solidly


SamplesHit him flush in the face.

2. flush in the same plane


SamplesSet it flush with the top of the table.


English verb: flush

1. flush (body) turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame


SamplesThe girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by.


Synonymsblush, crimson, redden


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour

2. flush (change) flow freely


SamplesThe garbage flushed down the river.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)course, feed, flow, run


Narrower (hyponym)flush down, wash down

3. flush (perception) glow or cause to glow with warm color or light


SamplesThe sky flushed with rosy splendor.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)glow

4. flush (contact) make level or straight


SamplesLevel the ground.


Synonymseven, even out, level


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change surface


Narrower (hyponym)grade, strickle, strickle, strike

5. flush (change) rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid


SamplesFlush the wound with antibiotics.
Purge the old gas tank.


Synonymspurge, scour


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)rinse, rinse off

6. flush (change) irrigate with water from a sluice


SamplesSluice the earth.


Synonymssluice


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)douse, dowse, drench, soak, sop, souse

7. flush (change) cause to flow or flood with or as if with water


SamplesFlush the meadows.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)irrigate, water


Narrower (hyponym)perfuse, perfuse, suffuse


Causecourse, feed, flow, run









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