"flushes" in the noun sense
1. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
2. bloom, blush, flush, rosiness
a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
3. hot flash, flush
sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)
a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
5. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick
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"
6. flush, gush, outpouring
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"
7. blush, flush
sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
"flushes" in the verb sense
1. blush, crimson, flush, redden
turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
"The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"
"The garbage flushed down the river"
glow or cause to glow with warm color or light
"the sky flushed with rosy splendor"
4. flush, level, even out, even
make level or straight
"level the ground"
5. flush, scour, purge
rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid
"flush the wound with antibiotics"
"purge the old gas tank"
6. sluice, flush
irrigate with water from a sluice
"sluice the earth"
cause to flow or flood with or as if with water
"flush the meadows"
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