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Definition of FLUSH

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Flush \Flush\, n.
     1. A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes. [1913 Webster]

              In manner of a wave or flush.         --Ray. [1913 Webster]

     2. A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow. [1913 Webster]

              The flush of angered shame.           --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     4. A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement. animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy. [1913 Webster]

     5. A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed. [1913 Webster]

     6. [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. {Flux}.] 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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Flush \Flush\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flushed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flushing}.] [Cf. OE. fluschen to fly up, penetrate, F. fluz a flowing, E. flux, dial. Sw. flossa to blaze, and E. flash; perh. influenced by blush. [root]84.]
     1. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face. [1913 Webster]

              The flushing noise of many waters.    --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

              It flushes violently out of the cock. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

     2. To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush. [1913 Webster]

     3. To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
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              In her cheek, distemper flushing glowed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     4. To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird. [1913 Webster]

              Flushing from one spray unto another. --W. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Flush \Flush\, v. i. (Mining)
        (a) 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. (b) To fill underground spaces, especially in coal mines, with material carried by water, which, after drainage, constitutes a compact mass. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Flush \Flush\, 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. To cause the blood to rush into (the face); to put to the blush, or to cause to glow with excitement. [1913 Webster]

              Nor flush with shame the passing virgin's cheek.
                                                    --Gay. [1913 Webster]

              Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose, Flushing his brow.                    --Keats. [1913 Webster]

     3. To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with blood. [1913 Webster]

              How faintly flushed. how phantom fair, Was Monte Rosa, hanging there!        --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     4. To excite; to animate; to stir.
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              Such things as can only feed his pride and flush his ambition.                             --South. [1913 Webster]

     5. To cause to start, as a hunter a bird. --Nares. [1913 Webster]

     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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     {To flush a joints} (Masonry), to fill them in; to point the level; to make them flush. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Flush \Flush\, a.
     1. Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.
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              With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal. [1913 Webster]

              Lord Strut was not very flush in ready. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Card Playing) Consisting of cards of one suit. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Flush \Flush\, adv.
     So as to be level or even.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

flush
   v.

      1. [common] To delete something, usually superfluous, or to abort an operation. ?All that nonsense has been flushed.?

      2. [Unix/C] To force buffered I/O to disk, as with an fflush(3) call. This is not an abort or deletion as in sense 1, but a demand for early completion!

      3. To leave at the end of a day's work (as opposed to leaving for a meal).
      ?I'm going to flush now.? ?Time to flush.?

      4. To exclude someone from an activity, or to ignore a person.

      ?Flush? was standard ITS terminology for aborting an output operation; one spoke of the text that would have been printed, but was not, as having been flushed. It is speculated that this term arose from a vivid image of flushing unwanted characters by hosing down the internal output buffer, washing the characters away before they could be printed. The Unix/C usage, on the other hand, was propagated by the fflush(3) call in C's standard I/O library (though it is reported to have been in use among BLISS programmers at {DEC} and on Honeywell and IBM machines as far back as 1965). Unix/C hackers found the ITS usage confusing, and vice versa.

      [crunchly-5]

      Crunchly gets {flush}ed.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

592 Moby Thesaurus words for "flush":
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effuse, elate, elation, elevate, elution, elutriation, emotional health, empty, encourage, encouragement, enema, epidemic, equalize, eruptive fever, euphoria, even, evenly, exactly, exalt, excite, excitement, exhaustless, extravagant, exuberant, face cards, falcon, farci, fascinate, fat, febricity, febrility, fell, fertile, fever, fever heat, feverishness, fieriness, filled, fire, fitness, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flat, flatly, flatten, flattened, flatways, flatwise, flicker, flood, florid, flow, flow back, flow in, flow out, flush out, flushed, flushing, flushing out, follow the hounds, font, fount, fountain, fowl, fresh, fresh as April, frightfully rich, frown, fry, full, full house, full to bursting, full-blooded, galore, gargle, gasp, generous, geyser, give a thrill, gladden, glare, gleam, glint, gloss, glow, glower, glowing, gnarl, go hunting, grade, gratify, green, grow red, growl, gun, gush, hale, hale and hearty, hand, hardy, hawk, health, healthy glow, hearts, hearty, heat, hectic, hectic fever, hectic flush, holystone, homaloidal, horizontal, horizontally, hose down, hound, hunt, hunt down, hyperpyrexia, hyperthermia, imbrue, imbue, impassion, impregnate, in funds, in plenty, in quantity, in the money, incandesce, incandescence, independent, independently rich, independently wealthy, inexhaustible, infiltrate, inflame, infuse, inject, intermittent fever, intoxicate, inundation, irrigate, irrigation, issue, jack, jacklight, jam-packed, jet, joker, jollies, kerplunk, kick, king, knave, lather, lathering, launder, lavabo, lavage, lavation, lave, laving, lavish, lay, lay down, lay flat, lay level, lay low, lay out, leach, left bower, lengthways, lengthwise, level, liberal, lift, lixiviate, loaded, look black, look daggers, lower, luster, lusty, luxuriant, luxurious, macerate, made of money, make, make proud, mantle, mantling, many, maximal, mental health, moneyed, mop, mop up, mopping, mopping up, much, next to, numerous, on Easy Street, on a level, oofy, opulent, overflow, overflowing, overfull, overstuffed, pack, packed, packed like sardines, pair, pale, pant, parch, passion, percolate, permeate, physical condition, physical fitness, picture cards, pink, plain, plane, playing cards, plenary, plenitudinous, plenteous, plentiful, plenty, plop, plumb, plump, plunk, point-blank, pour, precisely, prevailing, prevalent, prodigal, productive, profuse, profusive, prosperous, protein fever, provided for, prowl after, pudency, pudicity, puerperal fever, purge, pyrexia, queen, quicken, quickening, quiver, radiance, radiate heat, rampant, rase, raze, ready to burst, red-complexioned, red-faced, red-fleshed, redden, reddening, redness, regurgitate, relapsing fever, remittent, remittent fever, replete, rich, rich as Croesus, ride to hounds, rife, right, rinse, rinse out, rinsing, riotous, ritually immerse, roast, robust, robustious, robustuous, roll, roll flat, rolled, rolling in money, rose, rosiness, rosy, rosy-cheeked, rouge, round, royal flush, rubber, rubefacient, rubescence, rubicund, ruddy, ruddy-complexioned, ruddy-faced, rude, rufescence, ruff, rugged, run, running over, rush, rush of emotion, sanguine, satiated, saturate, saturated, scald, scorch, scour, scouring, scowl, scrub, scrubbing, scrubbing up, seethe, sensation, set, shampoo, sheen, shikar, shimmer with heat, shine, shininess, shining light, shiver, shoot, shower, shudder, simmer, singleton, skylight, sluice, sluice out, smack, smack-dab, smolder, smooth, smooth out, smoothed out, smoothen, smoothened, smother, snap, snarl, soak, soaked, soaking, soap, soaping, sodden, solvent, sop, souse, spades, spang, spark, spew, spit, sponge, sponging, sport, spout, spouter, spray, spritz, spurt, spurtle, square, squarely, squashed, squashed flat, squirm with self-consciousness, squirt, stalk, stalwart, stammer, standing room only, start, steam, steamroll, steamroller, steep, stew, stifle, still-hunt, stir, stirring, stout, straight, stream, strong, stuffed, sturdy, suffocate, suffusion, sunburned, sunset glow, superabundant, surfeited, surge, surge back, surge of emotion, swab, swabbing, sweat, swelter, swollen, syringe, tabloid, tabular, teeming, thrill, tickle, tingle, tingling, titillate, titillation, toast, toivel, topful, track, trail, tremor, tremor of excitement, trend, trey, trick, trodden, trodden flat, true, trump, tub, turn color, turn pale, turn red, uplift, urethral fever, vaccinal fever, vigorous, vital, wallowing in wealth, warm, warm color, warmth, warmth of color, wash, wash out, wash up, washing, washing up, washout, washup, water fever, waterlog, wealthy, well provided for, well-being, well-fixed, well-found, well-furnished, well-heeled, well-off, well-provided, well-stocked, well-to-do, whiten, whiteness, wholesale, wiping up, wound fever, youthful


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