|1.||to blush or cause to blush|
|2.||to flow or flood or cause to flow or flood with or as if with water|
|3.||to glow or shine or cause to glow or shine with a rosy colour|
|4.||to send a volume of water quickly through (a pipe, channel, etc) or into (a toilet) for the purpose of cleansing, emptying, etc|
|5.||to cause (soluble substances in the soil) to be washed towards the surface, as by the action of underground springs, or (of such substances) to be washed towards the soil surface|
|6.||(tr; usually passive) to excite or elate|
|7.||a rosy colour, esp in the cheeks; blush|
|8.||a sudden flow or gush, as of water|
|9.||a feeling of excitement or elation: the flush of success|
|10.||early bloom; freshness: the flush of youth|
|11.||redness of the skin, esp of the face, as from the effects of a fever, alcohol, etc|
|12.||ecology an area of boggy land fed by ground water|
|13.||having a ruddy or heightened colour|
|[C16 (in the sense: to gush forth): perhaps from |
|1.||level or even with another surface|
|2.||directly adjacent; continuous|
|3.||informal having plenty of money|
|4.||informal abundant or plentiful, as money|
|5.||full of vigour|
|6.||full to the brim or to the point of overflowing|
|7.||printing having an even margin, right or left, with no indentations|
|8.||(of a blow) accurately delivered|
|9.||(of a vessel) having no superstructure built above the flat level of the deck|
|10.||so as to be level or even|
|11.||directly or squarely|
|12.||to cause (surfaces) to be on the same level or in the same plane|
|13.||to enrich the diet of (an ewe) during the breeding season|
|14.||a period of fresh growth of leaves, shoots, etc|
|[C18: probably from |
flush 1 (flŭsh)
v. flushed, flush·ing, flush·es
To turn red, as from fever, heat, or strong emotion; blush.
To clean, rinse, or empty with a rapid flow of a liquid, especially water.
An act of cleansing or rinsing with a flow of water.
A reddening of the skin, as with fever, emotion, or exertion.
A brief sensation of heat over all or part of the body.