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Definition 1: sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for flush in the sense of this definition

(flush is a kind of ...) an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

Definition 2: a sudden rapid flow (as of water) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he heard the flush of a toilet
  • there was a little gush of blood
  • she attacked him with an outpouring of words

Synonyms for flush in the sense of this definition

(flush is a kind of ...) the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)

(... is a kind of flush ) a swelling rush of anything

"he rose on the springtide of prosperity"

Definition 3: the swift release of a store of affective force - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they got a great bang out of it
  • what a boot!
  • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
  • he does it for kicks

Synonyms for flush in the sense of this definition

(flush is a kind of ...) the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

"he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"

Definition 4: a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit - [noun denoting group]

(flush is a kind of ...) the 5 cards held in a game of poker

Definition 5: a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for flush in the sense of this definition

(flush is a kind of ...) the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease

Definition 6: sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for flush in the sense of this definition

(flush is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

Definition 7: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for flush in the sense of this definition

(flush is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of flush ) a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak

"it was the golden age of cinema"

Definition 8: turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame - [verb of body]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by

Synonyms for flush in the sense of this definition

(flush is a kind of ...) change color, often in an undesired manner

"The shirts discolored"

Definition 9: flow freely - [verb of change]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The garbage flushed down the river

(flush is a kind of ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

(... is a kind of flush ) flow freely

"The body washed down the river"

Definition 10: rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid - [verb of change]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flush the wound with antibiotics
  • purge the old gas tank

Synonyms for flush in the sense of this definition

(flush is a kind of ...) wash off soap or remaining dirt

Definition 11: irrigate with water from a sluice - [verb of change]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sluice the earth

Synonyms for flush in the sense of this definition

(flush is a kind of ...) cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

"souse water on his hot face"

Definition 12: cause to flow or flood with or as if with water - [verb of change]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flush the meadows

(flush is a kind of ...) supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams

"Water the fields"

(... is a kind of flush ) cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across

"The sky was suffused with a warm pink color"

(... is a kind of flush ) force a fluid through (a body part or tissue)

"perfuse a liver with a salt solution"

(flush causes ...) move along, of liquids

"Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

Definition 13: make level or straight - [verb of contact]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • level the ground

Synonyms for flush in the sense of this definition

(flush is a kind of ...) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(... is a kind of flush ) level to the right gradient

(... is a kind of flush ) smooth with a strickle

"strickle the grain in the measure"

(... is a kind of flush ) level off with a strickle in a measuring container

"strickle sand"

Definition 14: glow or cause to glow with warm color or light - [verb of perception]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sky flushed with rosy splendor

(flush is a kind of ...) emit a steady even light without flames

"The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden"

Definition 15: squarely or solidly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hit him flush in the face

Definition 16: in the same plane - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • set it flush with the top of the table

Definition 17: of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a door flush with the wall
  • the bottom of the window is flush with the floor

(flush is similar to ...) being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with)

"an even application of varnish" "an even floor" "the road was not very even" "the picture is even with the window"

Definition 18: having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flush or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an affluent banker
  • a speculator flush with cash
  • not merely rich but loaded
  • moneyed aristocrats
  • wealthy corporations
  • a substantial family

Synonyms for flush in the sense of this definition

(flush is similar to ...) possessing material wealth

"her father is extremely rich" "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"

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