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  Words related to flush

Related / Similar Words: blush, gush, outpouring, bang, boot, charge, rush, thrill, kick, bloom, rosiness, hot flash, flower, prime, peak, heyday, blossom, efflorescence, crimson, redden, sluice, scour, purge, buff, burnish, furbish, level, even out, even, affluent, loaded, moneyed, wealthy

 

Definition:
  • sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty);
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit;
  • a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health;
  • sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders);
  • the period of greatest prosperity or productivity;
  • turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by";
  • cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; "flush the meadows";
  • flow freely; "The garbage flushed down the river";
  • irrigate with water from a sluice; "sluice the earth";
  • rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank";
  • polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes";
  • make level or straight; "level the ground";
  • 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";
  • squarely or solidly; "hit him flush in the face";
  • in the same plane; "set it flush with the top of the table";

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    Hyponyms: springtide, golden age, suffuse, perfuse, wash down, flush down, grade, strickle, strike

     

    Derivational Morphology: blush, crimson, redden, spurt, spirt, gush, spout, sluice, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify, tickle, vibrate, agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up, blossom, blossom out, blossom forth, unfold, bloom, rosiness, ruby, deep red, blushing mushroom, blusher, Amanita rubescens, rouge, paint, outpouring, sluiceway, penstock, purge, purging, scour, polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish, buff, buffer, polisher, level, spirit level, leveler, leveller

     

     
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