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 for flush
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flush \Flush\, n.
     1. A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of
        water for cleansing purposes.
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              In manner of a wave or flush.         --Ray.
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     2. A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame,
        modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a
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              The flush of angered shame.           --Tennyson.
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     3. Any tinge of red color like that produced on the cheeks by
        a sudden rush of blood; as, the flush on the side of a
        peach; the flush on the clouds at sunset.
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     4. A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement.
        animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy.
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     5. A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed.
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     6. [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.] A hand of cards, all of
        the same suit; -- especially significant in poker, where
        five cards of the same suit constitute a flush, which
        beats a straight but is beaten by a full house or four of
        a kind.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flush \Flush\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flushed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Flushing.] [Cf. OE. fluschen to fly up, penetrate, F. fluz
     a flowing, E. flux, dial. Sw. flossa to blaze, and E. flash;
     perh. influenced by blush. [root]84.]
     1. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes
        into the face.
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              The flushing noise of many waters.    --Boyle.
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              It flushes violently out of the cock. --Mortimer.
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     2. To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red;
        to blush.
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     3. To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
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              In her cheek, distemper flushing glowed. --Milton.
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     4. To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird.
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              Flushing from one spray unto another. --W. Browne.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flush \Flush\, v. i. (Mining)
        (a) To operate a placer mine, where the continuous supply
            of water is insufficient, by holding back the water,
            and releasing it periodically in a flood.
        (b) To fill underground spaces, especially in coal mines,
            with material carried by water, which, after drainage,
            constitutes a compact mass.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flush \Flush\, v. t.
     1. To cause to be full; to flood; to overflow; to overwhelm
        with water; as, to flush the meadows; to flood for the
        purpose of cleaning; as, to flush a sewer.
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     2. To cause the blood to rush into (the face); to put to the
        blush, or to cause to glow with excitement.
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              Nor flush with shame the passing virgin's cheek.
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              Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose,
              Flushing his brow.                    --Keats.
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     3. To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if
        suffused with blood.
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              How faintly flushed. how phantom fair,
              Was Monte Rosa, hanging there!        --Tennyson.
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     4. To excite; to animate; to stir.
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              Such things as can only feed his pride and flush his
              ambition.                             --South.
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     5. To cause to start, as a hunter a bird. --Nares.
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     6. To cause to flow; to draw water from, or pour it over or
        through (a pond, meadow, sewer, etc.); to cleanse by means
        of a rush of water.
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     To flush a joints (Masonry), to fill them in; to point the
        level; to make them flush.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flush \Flush\, a.
     1. Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.
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              With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May.
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     2. Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence,
        liberal; prodigal.
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              Lord Strut was not very flush in ready. --Arbuthnot.
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     3. (Arch. & Mech.) Unbroken or even in surface; on a level
        with the adjacent surface; forming a continuous surface;
        as, a flush panel; a flush joint.
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     4. (Card Playing) Consisting of cards of one suit.
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     Flush bolt.
        (a) A screw bolt whose head is countersunk, so as to be
            flush with a surface.
        (b) A sliding bolt let into the face or edge of a door, so
            as to be flush therewith.
     Flush deck. (Naut.) See under Deck, n., 1.
     Flush tank, a water tank which can be emptied rapidly for
        flushing drainpipes, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flush \Flush\, adv.
     So as to be level or even.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: squarely or solidly; "hit him flush in the face"
      2: in the same plane; "set it flush with the top of the table"
      adj 1: of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming
             the same plane; "a door flush with the wall"; "the bottom
             of the window is flush with the floor"
      2: having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value;
         "an affluent banker"; "a speculator flush with cash"; "not
         merely rich but loaded"; "moneyed aristocrats"; "wealthy
         corporations" [syn: affluent, flush, loaded, moneyed,
      n 1: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn:
           flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom,
           efflorescence, flush]
      2: a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of
         good health [syn: bloom, blush, flush, rosiness]
      3: sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and
         some mental disorders) [syn: hot flash, flush]
      4: a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
      5: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a
         great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush
         from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks" [syn: bang,
         boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick]
      6: a sudden rapid flow (as of water); "he heard the flush of a
         toilet"; "there was a little gush of blood"; "she attacked
         him with an outpouring of words" [syn: flush, gush,
      7: sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt
         or shame or modesty) [syn: blush, flush]
      v 1: turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl
           blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by" [syn:
           blush, crimson, flush, redden]
      2: flow freely; "The garbage flushed down the river"
      3: glow or cause to glow with warm color or light; "the sky
         flushed with rosy splendor"
      4: make level or straight; "level the ground" [syn: flush,
         level, even out, even]
      5: rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with
         antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank" [syn: flush,
         scour, purge]
      6: irrigate with water from a sluice; "sluice the earth" [syn:
         sluice, flush]
      7: cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; "flush the

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  592 Moby Thesaurus words for "flush":
     Hygeia, SRO, ablution, abounding, abounding in riches, abundant,
     ace, adjacent, affluent, afterglow, air glow, align, all-sufficing,
     ample, animate, animation, aplenty, arousal, arouse,
     at full length, bake, bang, baptize, bath, bathe, be in heat, beat,
     best bower, big-rich, blanch, blaze, blood, bloom, blooming,
     blossom, blowzed, blowzy, blush, blushing, boil, boot, bottomless,
     bouncing, bounteous, bountiful, bower, brew, brimful, brimming,
     broil, bulging, burn, burnt, bursting, calenture, candescence,
     capacity, cards, change color, charge, chase, cheer,
     childbed fever, chock-full, choke, chuck-full, clean out,
     cleaning out, cleanse, clubs, color, color up, coloring, combust,
     comfortable, congested, continued fever, continuous, cook, copious,
     course, cram-full, crammed, crimson, crimsoning, darken, deck,
     delight, delirium, deluge, deuce, diamonds, diffuse, directly,
     discharge, disgustingly rich, do proud, dog, douche, douching,
     douse, drench, drenching, drive, drouk, dummy, ebb, effuse, elate,
     elation, elevate, elution, elutriation, emotional health, empty,
     encourage, encouragement, enema, epidemic, equalize,
     eruptive fever, euphoria, even, evenly, exactly, exalt, excite,
     excitement, exhaustless, extravagant, exuberant, face cards,
     falcon, farci, fascinate, fat, febricity, febrility, fell, fertile,
     fever, fever heat, feverishness, fieriness, filled, fire, fitness,
     flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flat, flatly, flatten, flattened,
     flatways, flatwise, flicker, flood, florid, flow, flow back,
     flow in, flow out, flush out, flushed, flushing, flushing out,
     follow the hounds, font, fount, fountain, fowl, fresh,
     fresh as April, frightfully rich, frown, fry, full, full house,
     full to bursting, full-blooded, galore, gargle, gasp, generous,
     geyser, give a thrill, gladden, glare, gleam, glint, gloss, glow,
     glower, glowing, gnarl, go hunting, grade, gratify, green,
     grow red, growl, gun, gush, hale, hale and hearty, hand, hardy,
     hawk, health, healthy glow, hearts, hearty, heat, hectic,
     hectic fever, hectic flush, holystone, homaloidal, horizontal,
     horizontally, hose down, hound, hunt, hunt down, hyperpyrexia,
     hyperthermia, imbrue, imbue, impassion, impregnate, in funds,
     in plenty, in quantity, in the money, incandesce, incandescence,
     independent, independently rich, independently wealthy,
     inexhaustible, infiltrate, inflame, infuse, inject,
     intermittent fever, intoxicate, inundation, irrigate, irrigation,
     issue, jack, jacklight, jam-packed, jet, joker, jollies, kerplunk,
     kick, king, knave, lather, lathering, launder, lavabo, lavage,
     lavation, lave, laving, lavish, lay, lay down, lay flat, lay level,
     lay low, lay out, leach, left bower, lengthways, lengthwise, level,
     liberal, lift, lixiviate, loaded, look black, look daggers, lower,
     luster, lusty, luxuriant, luxurious, macerate, made of money, make,
     make proud, mantle, mantling, many, maximal, mental health,
     moneyed, mop, mop up, mopping, mopping up, much, next to, numerous,
     on Easy Street, on a level, oofy, opulent, overflow, overflowing,
     overfull, overstuffed, pack, packed, packed like sardines, pair,
     pale, pant, parch, passion, percolate, permeate,
     physical condition, physical fitness, picture cards, pink, plain,
     plane, playing cards, plenary, plenitudinous, plenteous, plentiful,
     plenty, plop, plumb, plump, plunk, point-blank, pour, precisely,
     prevailing, prevalent, prodigal, productive, profuse, profusive,
     prosperous, protein fever, provided for, prowl after, pudency,
     pudicity, puerperal fever, purge, pyrexia, queen, quicken,
     quickening, quiver, radiance, radiate heat, rampant, rase, raze,
     ready to burst, red-complexioned, red-faced, red-fleshed, redden,
     reddening, redness, regurgitate, relapsing fever, remittent,
     remittent fever, replete, rich, rich as Croesus, ride to hounds,
     rife, right, rinse, rinse out, rinsing, riotous, ritually immerse,
     roast, robust, robustious, robustuous, roll, roll flat, rolled,
     rolling in money, rose, rosiness, rosy, rosy-cheeked, rouge, round,
     royal flush, rubber, rubefacient, rubescence, rubicund, ruddy,
     ruddy-complexioned, ruddy-faced, rude, rufescence, ruff, rugged,
     run, running over, rush, rush of emotion, sanguine, satiated,
     saturate, saturated, scald, scorch, scour, scouring, scowl, scrub,
     scrubbing, scrubbing up, seethe, sensation, set, shampoo, sheen,
     shikar, shimmer with heat, shine, shininess, shining light, shiver,
     shoot, shower, shudder, simmer, singleton, skylight, sluice,
     sluice out, smack, smack-dab, smolder, smooth, smooth out,
     smoothed out, smoothen, smoothened, smother, snap, snarl, soak,
     soaked, soaking, soap, soaping, sodden, solvent, sop, souse,
     spades, spang, spark, spew, spit, sponge, sponging, sport, spout,
     spouter, spray, spritz, spurt, spurtle, square, squarely, squashed,
     squashed flat, squirm with self-consciousness, squirt, stalk,
     stalwart, stammer, standing room only, start, steam, steamroll,
     steamroller, steep, stew, stifle, still-hunt, stir, stirring,
     stout, straight, stream, strong, stuffed, sturdy, suffocate,
     suffusion, sunburned, sunset glow, superabundant, surfeited, surge,
     surge back, surge of emotion, swab, swabbing, sweat, swelter,
     swollen, syringe, tabloid, tabular, teeming, thrill, tickle,
     tingle, tingling, titillate, titillation, toast, toivel, topful,
     track, trail, tremor, tremor of excitement, trend, trey, trick,
     trodden, trodden flat, true, trump, tub, turn color, turn pale,
     turn red, uplift, urethral fever, vaccinal fever, vigorous, vital,
     wallowing in wealth, warm, warm color, warmth, warmth of color,
     wash, wash out, wash up, washing, washing up, washout, washup,
     water fever, waterlog, wealthy, well provided for, well-being,
     well-fixed, well-found, well-furnished, well-heeled, well-off,
     well-provided, well-stocked, well-to-do, whiten, whiteness,
     wholesale, wiping up, wound fever, youthful

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. [common] To delete something, usually superfluous, or to abort an
      operation. ?All that nonsense has been flushed.?
      2. [Unix/C] To force buffered I/O to disk, as with an fflush(3) call. This
      is not an abort or deletion as in sense 1, but a demand for early
      3. To leave at the end of a day's work (as opposed to leaving for a meal).
      ?I'm going to flush now.? ?Time to flush.?
      4. To exclude someone from an activity, or to ignore a person.
      ?Flush? was standard ITS terminology for aborting an output operation; one
      spoke of the text that would have been printed, but was not, as having been
      flushed. It is speculated that this term arose from a vivid image of
      flushing unwanted characters by hosing down the internal output buffer,
      washing the characters away before they could be printed. The Unix/C usage,
      on the other hand, was propagated by the fflush(3) call in C's standard I/O
      library (though it is reported to have been in use among BLISS programmers
      at DEC and on Honeywell and IBM machines as far back as 1965). Unix/C
      hackers found the ITS usage confusing, and vice versa.
      Crunchly gets flushed.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      To delete something, usually superfluous, or to abort
     an operation.
     "Flush" was standard ITS terminology for aborting an output
     operation.  One spoke of the text that would have been
     printed, but was not, as having been flushed.  It is
     speculated that this term arose from a vivid image of flushing
     unwanted characters by hosing down the internal output buffer,
     washing the characters away before they could be printed.
     Compare drain.
     2. To force temporarily buffered data to be written to more
     permanent memory.  E.g. flushing buffered disk writes to disk,
     as with C's standard I/O library "fflush(3)" call.  This
     sense was in use among BLISS programmers at DEC and on
     Honeywell and IBM machines as far back as 1965.  Another
     example of this usage is flushing a cache on a context
     switch where modified data stored in the cace which belongs
     to one processes must be written out to main memory so that
     the cache can be used by another process.
     [{Jargon File]

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