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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.



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



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)


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.


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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