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Word of the Day 01/30/16 Flush

Flush (noun, verb)
flush [fluhsh]


noun
1. a blush; rosy glow: a flush of embarrassment on his face.
2. a rushing or overspreading flow, as of water.
3. a sudden rise of emotion or excitement: a flush of anger.
4. glowing freshness or vigor: the flush of youth.
5. hot flush, hot flash.
6. a cleansing preparation that acts by flushing: an oil flush for the car's engine.

verb (used with object)
7. to redden; cause to blush or glow: Winter air flushed the children's cheeks.
8. to flood or spray thoroughly with water, as for cleansing purposes: They flushed the wall with water and then scrubbed it down.
9. to wash out (a sewer, toilet, etc.) by a sudden rush of water.
10. Metallurgy.
a. to remove slag from (a blast furnace).
b. to spray (a coke oven) to cool the gases generated and wash away the ammonia and tars distilled.
11. to animate or excite; inflame: flushed with success.

verb (used without object)
12. to blush; redden.
13. to flow with a rush; flow and spread suddenly.
14. to operate by flushing; undergo flushing: The toilet won't flush.

Synonyms
3. access, rush, flood, impulse, thrill.

Origin: 1540-50; perhaps extended senses of flush; compare similar phonesthemic elements and meanings of blush, gush, flash
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Flush (adjective, adverb, verb, noun)
flush [fluhsh]


adjective
1. even or level, as with a surface; forming the same plane: The bottom of the window is flush with the floor.
2. having direct contact; being right next to; immediately adjacent; contiguous: The table was flush against the wall.
3. well-supplied, as with money; affluent; prosperous: He was feeling flush on payday.
4. abundant or plentiful, as money.
5. having a ruddy or reddish color; blushing.
6. full of vigor; lusty.
7. full to overflowing.
8. Printing. even or level with the right margin (flush right) or the left margin (flush left) of the type page; without an indention.

adverb
9. on the same level; in a straight line; without a change of plane: to be made flush with the top of the table.
10. in direct contact; squarely: It was set flush against the edge.

verb (used with object)
11. to make flush or even.
12. to improve the nutrition of (a ewe) to bring on optimum physiological conditions for breeding.

verb (used without object)
13. to send out shoots, as plants in spring.

noun
14. a fresh growth, as of shoots and leaves.

Origin: 1540-50; perhaps all sense developments of flush
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Flush (verb, noun)
flush [fluhsh]
Hunting.

verb (used with object)
1. to rouse and cause to start up or fly off: to flush a woodcock.

verb (used without object)
2. to fly out or start up suddenly.

noun
3. a flushed bird or flock of birds.

Origin: 1250-1300; Middle English flusshen, first attested as past participle fluste, fliste; of uncertain origin
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Flush (verb, noun)
flush [fluhsh]
Cards.

adjective
1. consisting entirely of cards of one suit: a flush hand.

noun
2. a hand or set of cards all of one suit.
Compare royal flush, straight flush.
3. Pinochle. a meld of ace, king, queen, jack, and ten of the trump suit.
Compare marriage (def 9), royal marriage.

Origin: 1520-30; compare French (obsolete) flus, variant of flux flow, flush (compare phrase run of cards) < Latin fluxus flux

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