flush (n.)

  1. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

    [ Syn: flower , prime , peak , heyday , bloom , blossom , efflorescence ]

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

    [ Syn: bloom , blush , rosiness ]

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

    [ Syn: hot flash ]

  4. a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit

  5. the swift release of a store of affective force; they got a great bang out of it; what a boot!; he got a quick rush from injecting heroin; he does it for kicks

    [ Syn: bang , boot , charge , rush , thrill , kick ]

  6. a sudden rapid flow (as of water); he heard the flush of a toilet; there was a little gush of blood; she attacked him with an outpouring of words

    [ Syn: gush , outpouring ]

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

    [ Syn: blush ]

    flush (adv.)

  1. squarely or solidly; hit him flush in the face'

  2. in the same plane; set it flush with the top of the table'

    flush (adj.)

  1. of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane; a door flush with the wall; the bottom of the window is flush with the floor'

  2. having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value; an affluent banker; a speculator flush with cash; not merely rich but loaded; moneyed aristocrats; wealthy corporations

    [ Syn: affluent , loaded , moneyed , wealthy ]

    flush (v.)

  1. turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by

    [ Syn: blush , crimson , redden ]

  2. flow freely; The garbage flushed down the river'

  3. glow or cause to glow with warm color or light; the sky flushed with rosy splendor'

  4. make level or straight; level the ground

    [ Syn: level , even out , even ]

  5. rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; flush the wound with antibiotics; purge the old gas tank

    [ Syn: scour , purge ]

  6. irrigate with water from a sluice; sluice the earth

    [ Syn: sluice ]

  7. cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; flush the meadows'

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