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Date: 1200-1300
Origin: Probably from Latin fluxus; FLUX

flush

1 noun
     
Related topics: Colours, Cards
flush1
1

redness on face

[singular]CC a red colour that appears on your face when you are angry or embarrassed [= blush]:
His words brought a warm flush to her face.
hot flush
2

feelings

a flush of anger/embarrassment/excitement etc

a sudden feeling of anger, embarrassment etc [= surge]:
She felt a sudden flush of anger.
3

toilet

[countable]
a) the part of a toilet that cleans it with a sudden flow of water:
The flush isn't working properly.
b) the act of cleaning a toilet by forcing water through it
4DGC

cards

[countable] a set of cards that someone has in a card game that are all of the same suit
5

the first flush of youth/manhood

the beginning of a period of time when you are young etc:
a group of adolescent boys in the first flush of manhood
6

a flush of something

a large number of things that happen or arrive at the same time:
The spring brings a flush of young animals to the farm.

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