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2 [fluhsh]
even or level, as with a surface; forming the same plane: The bottom of the window is flush with the floor.
having direct contact; being right next to; immediately adjacent; contiguous: The table was flush against the wall.
well-supplied, as with money; affluent; prosperous: He was feeling flush on payday.
abundant or plentiful, as money.
having a ruddy or reddish color; blushing.
full of vigor; lusty.
full to overflowing.
Printing. even or level with the right margin (flush right) or the left margin (flush left) of the type page; without an indention.
on the same level; in a straight line; without a change of plane: to be made flush with the top of the table.
in direct contact; squarely: It was set flush against the edge.
verb (used with object)
to make flush or even.
to improve the nutrition of (a ewe) to bring on optimum physiological conditions for breeding.
verb (used without object)
to send out shoots, as plants in spring.
a fresh growth, as of shoots and leaves.

1540–50; perhaps all sense developments of flush1

flushness, noun
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flush1 (flʌʃ)
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 flush³]

flush2 (flʌʃ)
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 flush1 (in the sense: spring out)]

flush3 (flʌʃ)
(tr) to rouse (game, wild creatures, etc) and put to flight
[C13 flusshen, perhaps of imitative origin]

flush4 (flʌʃ)
(in poker and similar games) a hand containing only one suit
[C16: from Old French flus, from Latin fluxusflux]

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Word Origin & History

"fly up suddenly," c.1300, perhaps imitative of the sound of beating wings, or related to flash via its variant flushe. Probably not connected to O.Fr. flux, source of flush (n.). Transitive meaning "to cause to fly, start" is first attested mid-15c. The sense of "spurt, rush
out suddenly, flow with force" (1540s) is probably the same word, with the connecting notion being "sudden movement," but its senses seem more to fit the older ones of flash (now all transferred to this word except in flash flood). The noun sense of "sudden redness in the face" (1620s) probably belongs here, too. "A very puzzling word" [Weekley]. Related: Flushed flushing.

"even, level," c.1550, perhaps from flush (v.) through the notion of a river running full, hence level with its banks. Applied to money since at least c.1600.

"hand of cards all of one suit," 1529, perhaps from M.Fr. flus (15c.), from O.Fr. flux "a flowing," with the sense of "a run" (of cards), from L. fluxus "flux," from fluere "to flow" (see fluent). The form in Eng. probably was influenced by flush (v.).
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Medical Dictionary

flush 1 (flŭsh)
v. flushed, flush·ing, flush·es

  1. To turn red, as from fever, heat, or strong emotion; blush.

  2. To clean, rinse, or empty with a rapid flow of a liquid, especially water.

  1. An act of cleansing or rinsing with a flow of water.

  2. A reddening of the skin, as with fever, emotion, or exertion.

  3. A brief sensation of heat over all or part of the body.

Having surfaces in the same plane; even.
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Example sentences
Another three line block, flush left, one space below the date and one space
  above the greeting.
Generally, text must be set flush left with two points leading except where
  otherwise indicated.
The drafting team should place the section and amendatory term flush left, in
  bold font, with the amendatory text in brackets.
Signage to be horizontally positioned flush left or flush right in alignment
  with the edge of windows or centered.
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