Synonyms for flush

Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : fluhsh
Phonetic Transcription : flʌʃ

Top 10 synonyms for flush Other synonyms for the word flush

Définition of flush

Origin :
  • "fly up suddenly," c.1300, perhaps imitative of the sound of beating wings, or related to flash via its variant flushe. Probably not connected to Old French flux, source of flush (n.).
  • Transitive meaning "to cause to fly, start" is first attested mid-15c. The sense of "spurt, rush out suddenly, flow with force" (1540s) is probably the same word, with the connecting notion being "sudden movement," but its senses seem more to fit the older ones of flash (now all transferred to this word except in flash flood). Meaning "cleanse a drain, etc., with a rush of water" is from 1789. The noun sense of "sudden redness in the face" (1620s) probably belongs here, too. The verb in this sense is from 1660s. "A very puzzling word" [Weekley]. Related: Flushed; flushing.
  • adj flat
  • adj overflowing, abundant
  • noun blush
  • verb become or make pink or red
  • verb inundate with liquid
Example sentences :
  • There the flush and bloom of newness were oppressive to the right-minded.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The fingers that held the petal tingled, and a flush rose in her cheek.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • The flush of his own heavy meal kept his pallor from showing.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • You are all in a flush, now, and have lain down this sheet and said aloud: 'What an idea!
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • "It is something about which I have not thought at all," said Gracie, her pretty face all in a flush.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • I didn't understand at first; then a flush deepened upon my face.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • He caught her laughing eye, and smiled, the flush subsiding.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • Surely the sunset had shed a flush of life upon her whiteness.
  • Extract from : « Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew » by Josephine Preston Peabody
  • He saw the bright delight of her face, and the flush that kindled in it, with a feeling of shame.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • And now the powder was flush with the flagstone which Guillaume has just moved aside.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for flush

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