flush

1
[ fluhsh ]
/ flʌʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. flurazepam,
  2. flurbiprofen,
  3. flurried,
  4. flurriedly,
  5. flurry,
  6. flush girt,
  7. flush left,
  8. flush right,
  9. flush-decked,
  10. flushed

Origin of flush

1
1540–50; perhaps extended senses of flush3; compare similar phonesthemic elements and meanings of blush, gush, flash

Related formsflush·a·ble, adjectiveflush·er, nounflush·ing·ly, adverbflush·ness, noun

Origin of flush

2
First recorded in 1540–50; perhaps all sense developments of flush1

Related formsflush·ness, noun

flush

3
[ fluhsh ]
/ flʌʃ /
Hunting.

verb (used with object)

to rouse and cause to start up or fly off: to flush a woodcock.

verb (used without object)

to fly out or start up suddenly.

noun

a flushed bird or flock of birds.

Origin of flush

3
1250–1300; Middle English flusshen, first attested as past participle fluste, fliste; of uncertain origin

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British Dictionary definitions for flushed

flush

1
/ (flʌʃ) /

verb

noun

adjective

having a ruddy or heightened colour
Derived Formsflusher, noun

Word Origin for flush

C16 (in the sense: to gush forth): perhaps from flush ³

Derived Formsflushness, noun

Word Origin for flush

C18: probably from flush 1 (in the sense: spring out)

flush

3
/ (flʌʃ) /

verb

(tr) to rouse (game, wild creatures, etc) and put to flight

Word Origin for flush

C13 flusshen, perhaps of imitative origin

flush

4
/ (flʌʃ) /

noun

(in poker and similar games) a hand containing only one suit

Word Origin for flush

C16: from Old French flus, from Latin fluxus flux

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Word Origin and History for flushed
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Medicine definitions for flushed

flush

[ flŭsh ]

v.

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.

n.

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.

adj.

Having surfaces in the same plane; even.

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