Flush

Definition of Flush

v. i.1.To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.
[imp. & p. p. Flushed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flushing.]
The flushing noise of many waters.
- Boyle.
It flushes violently out of the cock.
- Mortimer.
2.To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush.
3.To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
In her cheek, distemper flushing glowed.
- Milton.
4.To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird.
Flushing from one spray unto another.
- W. Browne.
v. t.1.To cause to be full; to flood; to overflow; to overwhelm with water; as, to flush the meadows; to flood for the purpose of cleaning; as, to flush a sewer.
2.To cause the blood to rush into (the face); to put to the blush, or to cause to glow with excitement.
Nor flush with shame the passing virgin's cheek.
- Gay.
Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose,
Flushing his brow.
- Keats.
3.To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with blood.
How faintly flushed. how phantom fair,
Was Monte Rosa, hanging there!
- Tennyson.
4.To excite; to animate; to stir.
Such things as can only feed his pride and flush his ambition.
- South.
5.To cause to start, as a hunter a bird.
6.To cause to flow; to draw water from, or pour it over or through (a pond, meadow, sewer, etc.); to cleanse by means of a rush of water.
To flush a joints
(Masonry) to fill them in; to point the level; to make them flush.
v. i.1.(Mining) To operate a placer mine, where the continuous supply of water is insufficient, by holding back the water, and releasing it periodically in a flood.
n.1.A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.
In manner of a wave or flush.
- Ray.
2.A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow.
The flush of angered shame.
- Tennyson.
3.Any tinge of red color like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of blood; as, the flush on the side of a peach; the flush on the clouds at sunset.
4.A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement. animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy.
5.A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed.
6.A hand of cards, all of the same suit; - especially significant in poker, where five cards of the same suit constitute a flush, which beats a straight but is beaten by a full house or four of a kind.
a.1.Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.
With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May.
- Shak.
2.Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal.
Lord Strut was not very flush in ready.
- Arbuthnot.
3.(Arch. & Mech.) Unbroken or even in surface; on a level with the adjacent surface; forming a continuous surface; as, a flush panel; a flush joint.
4.(Card Playing) Consisting of cards of one suit.
Flush bolt
a - A screw bolt whose head is countersunk, so as to be flush with a surface.
b - A sliding bolt let into the face or edge of a door, so as to be flush therewith.
Flush deck
(Naut.) See under Deck, n., 1.
Flush tank
a water tank which can be emptied rapidly for flushing drainpipes, etc.
adv.1.So as to be level or even.

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