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English Dictionary: flush by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
flush
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"
    Synonym(s): affluent, flush, loaded, moneyed, wealthy
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
    Synonym(s): bloom, blush, flush, rosiness
  3. sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): flush, gush, outpouring
  7. sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
    Synonym(s): blush, flush
v
  1. turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): flush, level, even out, even
  5. rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"
    Synonym(s): flush, scour, purge
  6. irrigate with water from a sluice; "sluice the earth"
    Synonym(s): sluice, flush
  7. cause to flow or flood with or as if with water; "flush the meadows"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flush \Flush\, v. t.
      To cause by 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flush \Flush\, n.
      1. A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of
            water for cleansing purposes.
  
                     In manner of a wave or flush.            --Ray.
  
      2. A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame,
            modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a
            glow.
  
                     The flush of angered shame.               --Tennyson.
  
      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.
  
      4. A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement.
            animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy.
  
      5. A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed.
  
      6. [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. {Flux}.] A hand of cards of the
            same suit.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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. [fb]84.]
      1. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes
            into the face.
  
                     The flushing noise of many waters.      --Boyle.
  
                     It flushes violently out of the cock. --Mortimer.
  
      2. To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red;
            to blush.
  
      3. To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
  
                     In her cheek, distemper flushing glowed. --Milton.
  
      4. To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird.
  
                     Flushing from one spray unto another. --W. Browne.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
      2. To cause the blood to rush into (the face); to put to the
            blush, or to cause to glow with excitement.
  
                     Nor flush with shame the passing virgin's cheek.
                                                                              --Gay.
  
                     Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose,
                     Flushing his brow.                              --Keats.
  
      3. To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if
            suffused with blood.
  
                     How faintly flushed. how phantom fair, Was Monte
                     Rosa, hanging there!                           --Tennyson.
  
      4. To excite; to animate; to stir.
  
                     Such things as can only feed his pride and flush his
                     ambition.                                          --South.
  
      5. To cause to start, as a hunter a bird. --Nares.
  
      {To flush a joints} (Masonry), to fill them in; to point the
            level; to make them flush.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flush \Flush\, a.
      1. Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.
  
                     With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      2. Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence,
            liberal; prodigal.
  
                     Lord Strut was not very flush in ready. --Arbuthnot.
  
      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.
  
      4. (Card Playing) Consisting of cards of one suit.
  
      {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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flush \Flush\, adv.
      So as to be level or even.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   flush v.   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 completion!   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.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   flush
  
      1. 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.
  
      2. To force temporarily buffered data to be written to more
      permanent memory.   E.g. flushing buffered disk I/O 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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