the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)
[ Syn: hot flash ]
a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
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
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
sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
[ Syn: blush ]
squarely or solidly; hit him flush in the face'
in the same plane; set it flush with the top of the table'
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'
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
turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by
flow freely; The garbage flushed down the river'
glow or cause to glow with warm color or light; the sky flushed with rosy splendor'
make level or straight; level the ground
rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; flush the wound with antibiotics; purge the old gas tank
irrigate with water from a sluice; sluice the earth
[ Syn: sluice ]
cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; flush the meadows'