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Adjective

flush (comparative er, superlative est)

Positive
flush

Comparative
er

Superlative
est

  1. smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.
    Sand down the excess until it is flush with the surface.
  2. wealthy or well off.
    He just got a bonus so he's flush today.

Translations

Noun

Singular
flush

Plural
es

flush (es)
  1. A cleansing with plenty of fluid.
  2. Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.
  3. (poker) A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.

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Verb

Infinitive
to flush

Third person singular
flush

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to flush (third-person singular simple present flush, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.
    Flush the injury with plenty of water.
  2. (transitive) Particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing lots of water.
  3. (transitive) To cause to take flight from concealment.
    The hunters flushed the tiger from the canebrake.
  4. (intransitive) To become suffused with reddish color due to embarrassment, excitement, overheating, or other systemic disturbance.
    The damsel flushed at the scoundrel's suggestion.
  5. (intransitive) To take suddenly to flight, esp. from cover.
    A covey of quail flushed from the undergrowth.
  6. (intransitive) (Toilets only) To be cleansed by being flooded with generous quantities of water.
  7. (intransitive) (Computer Science) To clear a buffer of its contents.

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