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flush1

 
pronunciation:
fluhsh
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a brief but heavy gush or flow, esp. of water.
synonyms:
gush
similar words:
flood, outpouring, rinse, rush, spout, surge, wash
definition 2: a redness or glowing of the face or skin, as from emotion, exercise, or fever.
synonyms:
bloom, glow
antonyms:
paleness
similar words:
blush, color, redness, swell
definition 3: a surge, as of emotion.
a flush of pride
synonyms:
gush, surge
similar words:
rush, throb
definition 4: a state of freshness and vigor.
in the flush of young manhood
synonyms:
bloom, flower, prime
similar words:
vigor
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: flushed, flushes, flushing
definition 1: to wash out, clean, or empty with a swift gush or flow of water.
synonyms:
rinse
similar words:
clean, discharge, douse, empty, flood, lave, wash
definition 2: to cause to redden or blush.
synonyms:
blush, redden
antonyms:
pale
similar words:
incarnadine, rouge, suffuse
definition 3: to arouse, excite, or elate, as with emotions of pride or happiness.
She was flushed with success.
synonyms:
swell, thrill
similar words:
animate, arouse, elate, excite, inflate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to flow or gush quickly and heavily.
synonyms:
gush
similar words:
flood, stream, wash
definition 2: to be cleaned or emptied by a gush or flow of water, as a toilet.
definition 3: to blush or redden.
synonyms:
blush, color, mantle, redden
similar words:
glow, rouge
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derivations: flushed (adj.), flusher (n.)
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