1. [ verb ] (color) turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
Synonyms: blush redden crimson

"The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"

Related terms: discolor bloom blushing_mushroom rouge blush
2. [ adverb ] squarely or solidly

"hit him flush in the face"

3. [ verb ] flow freely

"The garbage flushed down the river"

Related terms: run wash_down
4. [ noun ] the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
Synonyms: heyday peak prime bloom blossom efflorescence flower
Related terms: time_period golden_age blossom
5. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: even
6. [ noun ] (medicine) a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
Synonyms: bloom rosiness blush
Related terms: good_health blush
7. [ adverb ] in the same plane

"set it flush with the top of the table"

8. [ noun ] (medicine) sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)
Synonyms: hot_flash
Related terms: symptom inflammation
9. [ verb ] cause to flow or flood with or as if with water

"flush the meadows"

Related terms: water suffuse perfuse run
10. [ verb ] irrigate with water from a sluice
Synonyms: sluice

"sluice the earth"

Related terms: drench
11. [ verb ] rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
Synonyms: purge scour

"flush the wound with antibiotics" "purge the old gas tank"

Related terms: rinse purge
12. [ noun ] (medicine) a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Synonyms: redness rubor inflammation
Related terms: symptom laminitis polymyositis bursitis alveolitis balanoposthitis arteritis balanitis blepharitis angiitis adenitis colitis osteomyelitis conjunctivitis catarrh cellulitis cervicitis cheilitis cholangitis cholecystitis chorditis chorditis myelitis colpitis colpocystitis aoritis corditis phlebitis pneumonitis costochondritis enteritis fibrositis gastritis glossitis iridocyclitis iridokeratitis jejunitis jejunoileitis keratitis keratoiritis keratoscleritis vasculitis laryngitis mastitis mastoiditis metritis episcleritis neuritis orchitis osteitis keratoconjunctivitis otitis pancreatitis parotitis peritonitis phalangitis hot_flash tympanitis posthitis diverticulitis proctitis prostatitis rachitis retinitis rhinitis sinusitis salpingitis scleritis sialadenitis splenitis spondylitis stomatitis synovitis tarsitis tendinitis tennis_elbow tonsillitis tracheitis ulitis ureteritis uveitis uvulitis vaginitis valvulitis encephalitis vesiculitis vulvitis shin_splints aortitis dacryocystitis endocervicitis epicondylitis epididymitis epiglottitis carditis esophagitis fibromyositis folliculitis funiculitis hydrarthrosis ileitis iritis appendicitis laryngopharyngitis laryngotracheobronchitis lymphadenitis lymphangitis myositis myometritis oophoritis parametritis radiculitis thyroiditis tracheobronchitis vasovesiculitis vulvovaginitis encephalomyelitis endarteritis alveolitis inflammatory_disease
13. [ noun ] the swift release of a store of affective force
Synonyms: thrill kick charge rush boot bang

"they got a great bang out of it" "what a boot!" "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin" "he does it for kicks"

Related terms: exhilaration exhilarate agitate
14. [ verb ] polish and make shiny
Synonyms: burnish furbish buff

"buff the wooden floors" "buff my shoes"

Related terms: polish polish buffer
15. [ adjective ] having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
Synonyms: wealthy loaded moneyed affluent

"an affluent banker" "a speculator flush with cash" "not merely rich but loaded" "moneyed aristocrats" "wealthy corporations"

Related terms: rich
16. [ noun ] (biology,medicine) sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
Synonyms: blush
Related terms: reflex blush
17. [ noun ] (cards) a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
Related terms: poker_hand
18. [ verb ] make level or straight
Synonyms: level even even_out

"level the ground"

Related terms: change_surface grade strickle level
19. [ noun ] a sudden rapid flow (as of water)
Synonyms: outpouring gush

"he heard the flush of a toilet" "there was a little gush of blood" "she attacked him with an outpouring of words"

Related terms: flow springtide spurt
Similar spelling:   flesh