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. [1913 Webster]

The flushing noise of many waters. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

It flushes violently out of the cock. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

2. To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush. [1913 Webster]

3. To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow. [1913 Webster]

In her cheek, distemper flushing glowed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird. [1913 Webster]

Flushing from one spray unto another. --W. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • flushed — [flʌʃt] adj 1.) red in the face ▪ He looked hot and rather flushed. ▪ Her cheeks were flushed , her expression angry. flushed with ▪ He leaned forward, his face flushed with anger. 2.) flushed with success/excitement/pleasure etc excited because… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flushed — [ flʌʃt ] adjective looking red because you are hot or sick, or feel angry, embarrassed, or excited: Beth s cheeks were flushed and her eyes bright and excited. flushed from: Jane s face was flushed from heat and exertion. flushed with: The man… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flushed — [adj] pink, glowing ablaze, animated, aroused, blushing, burning, crimson, elated, embarrassed, enthused, exhilarated, feverish, florid, full blooded, high, hot, inspired, intoxicated, red, rosy, rubicund, ruddy, sanguine, thrilled; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • flushed — UK [flʌʃt] / US adjective looking red because you are hot or ill, or feel angry, embarrassed, or excited Beth s cheeks were flushed and her eyes bright and excited. flushed from: Jane s face was flushed from heat and exertion. flushed with: The… …   English dictionary

  • flushed — [[t]flʌ̱ʃt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ with n If you say that someone is flushed with success or pride you mean that they are very excited by their success or pride. Grace was flushed with the success of the venture... The publishers were flushed …   English dictionary

  • flushed — adjective 1 red in the face: Nona was hot and flushed. (+ with): Her face flushed with pride. 2 flushed with success/excitement excited and eager because you have achieved something …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flushed — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, look ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …   Collocations dictionary

  • flushed — adjective 1) flushed faces Syn: red, pink, ruddy, glowing, reddish, pinkish, rosy, florid, high colored, healthy looking, aglow, burning, feverish; blushing, red faced, embarrassed, shamefaced …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • flushed — adjective Red in the face because of embarrassment, exertion, etc. Archer lay spread out, with one arm striking across the pillow. He was flushed; and when the heavy curtain blew out a little he turned and half opened his eyes. Syn: blushing, red …   Wiktionary

  • flushed — Synonyms and related words: ablaze, afire, ardent, baking, beaming, blistering, blithe, blithesome, bloated, bloated with pride, blooming, blowzed, blowzy, blushful, blushing, boiling, boiling over, breathless, bright, bright and sunny, broiling …   Moby Thesaurus

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