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Blush vs. Flash — What's the Difference?

Blush vs. Flash — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Blush and Flash

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Blush

Show shyness, embarrassment, or shame by becoming red in the face
Kate felt herself blushing scarlet
She blushed at the unexpected compliment

Flash

Shine in a bright but brief, sudden, or intermittent way
Lightning flashed overhead
An irritating neon sign flashed on and off

Blush

Be or become pink or pale red
The trees are loaded with blushing blossoms

Flash

Move or pass very quickly
A sudden thought flashed through his mind
A look of terror flashed across Kirov's face

Blush

A reddening of the face as a sign of shyness, embarrassment, or shame
He had brought a faint blush to her cheeks
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Flash

Display (information or an image) suddenly on a television or computer screen or electronic sign, typically briefly or repeatedly
The screen flashed up a menu

Blush

A pink or pale red tinge
The roses were white with a lovely pink blush

Flash

A sudden brief burst of bright light
A flash of lightning

Blush

A wine with a slight pink tint made in the manner of white wine but from red grape varieties
Blush Zinfandel

Flash

A sudden or brief manifestation or occurrence of something
She had a flash of inspiration

Blush

Another term for blusher (sense 1)

Flash

A camera attachment that produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light
An electronic flash
If in any doubt use flash

Blush

To become red in the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame; flush.

Flash

A platform for producing and displaying animation and video in web browsers.

Blush

To become red or rosy.

Flash

Ostentatious stylishness or display of wealth
Workwear represents a move away from Eighties designer flash

Blush

To feel embarrassed or ashamed
Blushed at his own audacity.

Flash

Excess plastic or metal forced between facing surfaces as two halves of a mould close up, forming a thin projection on the finished object
Flap wheels are ideal for grinding off fibreglass flash

Blush

A reddening of the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame.

Flash

A rush of water, especially down a weir to take a boat over shallows.

Blush

A red or rosy color
The blush of dawn.

Flash

A water-filled hollow formed by subsidence, especially any of those due to rock salt extraction in or near Cheshire in central England
Sandpits and flashes also attract visiting birds

Blush

A glance, look, or view
Thought the painting genuine at first blush.

Flash

Ostentatiously stylish or expensive
A flash new car

Blush

Makeup used on the face and especially on the cheekbones to give a usually rosy tint. Also called blusher.

Flash

Relating to the language used by criminals or prostitutes.

Blush

An act of blushing; a red glow on the face caused by shame, modesty, etc.

Flash

To burst forth into or as if into flame.

Blush

A glow; a flush of colour, especially pink or red.

Flash

To give off light or be lighted in sudden or intermittent bursts.

Blush

(figuratively) Feeling or appearance of optimism.

Flash

To appear or occur suddenly
The image flashed onto the screen.

Blush

A sort of makeup, frequently a powder, used to redden the cheeks.

Flash

To move or proceed rapidly
The cars flashed by.

Blush

A color between pink and cream.

Flash

To hang up a phone line momentarily, as when using call waiting.

Blush

A pale pink wine made by removing the dark grape skins at the required point during fermentation.

Flash

(Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly
Flashed on that time we got caught in the storm.

Blush

The collective noun for a group of boys.
A blush of boys.

Flash

(Slang) To expose oneself in an indecent manner.

Blush

(intransitive) To become red in the face (and sometimes experience an associated feeling of warmth), especially due to shyness, shame, excitement, or embarrassment.
The love scene made him blush to the roots of his hair / to the tips of his ears.
He wasn't used to this much attention, so he blushed as he saw dozens of pairs of eyes watching him.

Flash

To cause (light) to appear suddenly or in intermittent bursts.

Blush

To be ashamed or embarrassed (to do something).

Flash

To cause to burst into flame.

Blush

(intransitive) To become red.

Flash

To reflect (light).

Blush

(transitive) To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make rosy.

Flash

To cause to reflect light from (a surface).

Blush

(copulative) To change skin color in the face (to a particular shade).
When he saw it, he blushed a beet red.
I wasn't surprised, but it was embarrassing enough that I blushed a little pink.

Flash

To make known or signal by flashing lights.

Blush

(transitive) To express or make known by blushing.
Looking at me with a knowing glare, she blushed her discomfort with the situation.

Flash

To communicate or display at great speed
Flashed the news to the world capitals.

Blush

(intransitive) To have a warm and delicate colour, like some roses and other flowers.
The garden was full of blossoms that blushed in myriad shades to form a beautiful carpet of color.

Flash

To exhibit briefly.

Blush

To glance with the eye, cast a glance.

Flash

To hang up (a phone line) momentarily, as when using call waiting.

Blush

Of dope or varnish: to develop an undesirable white precipitate on the surface, due to being applied in humid conditions.

Flash

To display ostentatiously; flaunt.

Blush

To become suffused with red in the cheeks, as from a sense of shame, modesty, or confusion; to become red from such cause, as the cheeks or face.
To the nuptial bowerI led her blushing like the morn.
In the presence of the shameless and unblushing, the young offender is ashamed to blush.
He would strokeThe head of modest and ingenuous worth,That blushed at its own praise.

Flash

To fill suddenly with water.

Blush

To grow red; to have a red or rosy color.
The sun of heaven, methought, was loth to set,But stayed, and made the western welkin blush.

Flash

To cover with a thin protective layer.

Blush

To have a warm and delicate color, as some roses and other flowers.
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen.

Flash

A sudden, brief, intense display of light.

Blush

To suffuse with a blush; to redden; to make roseate.
To blush and beautify the cheek again.

Flash

A sudden perception
A flash of insight.

Blush

To express or make known by blushing.
I'll blush you thanks.

Flash

A split second; an instant
I'll be on my way in a flash.

Blush

A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty.
The rosy blush of love.

Flash

A brief news dispatch or transmission.

Blush

A red or reddish color; a rosy tint.
Light's last blushes tinged the distant hills.

Flash

(Slang) Gaudy or ostentatious display
"The antique flash and trash of an older southern California have given way to a sleeker age of cultural hip" (Newsweek).

Blush

A rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

Flash

A flashlight.

Blush

Sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)

Flash

Instantaneous illumination for photography
Photograph by flash.

Blush

Turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame;
The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by

Flash

A device, such as a flashbulb, flashgun, or flash lamp, used to produce such illumination.

Blush

Become rosy or reddish;
Her cheeks blushed in the cold winter air

Flash

(Slang) The pleasurable sensation that accompanies the use of a drug; a rush.

Flash

(Archaic) The language or cant of thieves, tramps, or underworld figures.

Flash

Happening suddenly or very quickly
Flash freezing.

Flash

(Slang) Ostentatious; showy
A flash car.

Flash

Of or relating to figures of quarterly economic growth released by the government and subject to later revision.

Flash

Of or relating to photography using instantaneous illumination.

Flash

(Computers) Of or relating to flash memory.

Flash

(Archaic) Of or relating to thieves, swindlers, and underworld figures.

Flash

(transitive) To cause to shine briefly or intermittently.
He flashed the light at the water, trying to see what made the noise.

Flash

(intransitive) To blink; to shine or illuminate intermittently.
The light flashed on and off.

Flash

(intransitive) To be visible briefly.
The scenery flashed by quickly.

Flash

(transitive) To make visible briefly.
A number will be flashed on the screen.
The special agents flashed their badges as they entered the building.
She flashed me a smile from the car window.

Flash

To expose one's intimate body part or piece of clothing, often momentarily. Contrast streak.
She flashed a vocalist at a rock concert.
Her skirt was so short that she flashed her underpants as she was getting out of her car.

Flash

(figurative) To break forth like a sudden flood of light; to show a momentary brilliance.

Flash

To flaunt; to display in a showy manner.
He flashed a wad of hundred-dollar bills.

Flash

To communicate quickly.
The news services flashed the news about the end of the war to all corners of the globe.
To flash a message along the telephone wires;
To flash conviction on the mind

Flash

To move, or cause to move, suddenly.
Flash forward to the present day.

Flash

(transitive) To telephone a person, only allowing the phone to ring once, in order to request a call back.
Susan flashed Jessica, and then Jessica called her back, because Susan didn't have enough credit on her phone to make the call.

Flash

To evaporate suddenly. flash evaporation.}}

Flash

To climb (a route) successfully on the first attempt.

Flash

To write to the memory of (an updatable component such as a BIOS chip or games cartridge).
In order to flash a custom ROM to a phone, the boot loader must be unlocked first.

Flash

To cover with a thin layer, as objects of glass with glass of a different colour.

Flash

To expand (blown glass) into a disc.

Flash

(transitive) To send by some startling or sudden means.

Flash

(intransitive) To burst out into violence.

Flash

(juggling) To perform a flash.

Flash

(metallurgy) To release the pressure from a pressurized vessel.

Flash

To trick up in a showy manner.

Flash

To strike and throw up large bodies of water from the surface; to splash.

Flash

A sudden, short, temporary burst of light.

Flash

A very short amount of time.

Flash

A flashlight; an electric torch.

Flash

(figuratively) A sudden and brilliant burst, as of genius or wit.

Flash

(uncountable) Pizzazz, razzle-dazzle.

Flash

Material left around the edge of a moulded part at the parting line of the mould.

Flash

The strips of bright cloth or buttons worn around the collars of market traders.

Flash

(juggling) A pattern where each prop is thrown and caught only once.

Flash

(linguistics) A language, created by a minority to maintain cultural identity, that cannot be understood by the ruling class.

Flash

(photography) camera flash

Flash

(archaic) A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for colouring liquor to make it look stronger.

Flash

(military) A form of military insignia.
I just got my first commando flash.

Flash

Clipping of flash memory
The hybrid drive has 500 gigabytes of hard disk space for bulk storage and 2 gigabytes of high-speed flash for caching frequently-accessed files.

Flash

Any of various lycaenid butterflies of the genera Artipe, Deudorix and Rapala.

Flash

A tattoo flash example design on paper to give an idea of a possible tattoo.

Flash

The sudden sensation of being "high" after taking a recreational drug.

Flash

(dated) A newsflash.

Flash

A brief exposure or making visible (of a smile, badge, etc).

Flash

The (intentional or unintentional) exposure of an intimate body part or undergarment in public.
Panty flash

Flash

A pool.

Flash

(engineering) A reservoir and sluiceway beside a navigable stream, just above a shoal, so that the stream may pour in water as boats pass, and thus bear them over the shoal.

Flash

Expensive-looking and demanding attention; stylish; showy.

Flash

Having plenty of ready money.

Flash

Liable to show off expensive possessions or money.

Flash

Occurring very rapidly, almost instantaneously.

Flash

Relating to thieves and vagabonds.
The flash language: thieves' cant or slang
Flash notes: counterfeit banknotes

Flash

To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient flood of flame and light; as, the lighting flashes vividly; the powder flashed.

Flash

To break forth, as a sudden flood of light; to burst instantly and brightly on the sight; to show a momentary brilliancy; to come or pass like a flash.
Names which have flashed and thundered as the watch words of unnumbered struggles.
The object is made to flash upon the eye of the mind.
A thought flashed through me, which I clothed in act.

Flash

To burst forth like a sudden flame; to break out violently; to rush hastily.
Every hourHe flashes into one gross crime or other.

Flash

To send out in flashes; to cause to burst forth with sudden flame or light.
The chariot of paternal Deity,Flashing thick flames.

Flash

To convey as by a flash; to light up, as by a sudden flame or light; as, to flash a message along the wires; to flash conviction on the mind.

Flash

To trick up in a showy manner.
Limning and flashing it with various dyes.

Flash

To strike and throw up large bodies of water from the surface; to splash.
He rudely flashed the waves about.

Flash

A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning.

Flash

A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary brightness or show.
The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind.
No striking sentiment, no flash of fancy.

Flash

The time during which a flash is visible; an instant; a very brief period.
The Persians and Macedonians had it for a flash.

Flash

A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for coloring and giving a fictitious strength to liquors.

Flash

A lamp for providing intense momentary light to take a photograph; as, to take a picture without a flash.

Flash

Same as flashlight.

Flash

A short news item providing recently received and usually preliminary information about an event that is considered important enough to interrupt normal broadcasting or other news delivery services; also called a news flash or bulletin.

Flash

Slang or cant of thieves and prostitutes.

Flash

A pool.

Flash

A reservoir and sluiceway beside a navigable stream, just above a shoal, so that the stream may pour in water as boats pass, and thus bear them over the shoal.

Flash

Showy, but counterfeit; cheap, pretentious, and vulgar; as, flash jewelry; flash finery.

Flash

Wearing showy, counterfeit ornaments; vulgarly pretentious; as, flash people; flash men or women; - applied especially to thieves, gamblers, and prostitutes that dress in a showy way and wear much cheap jewelry.

Flash

A sudden intense burst of radiant energy

Flash

A momentary brightness

Flash

A short vivid experience;
A flash of emotion swept over him
The flashings of pain were a warning

Flash

A sudden brilliant understanding;
He had a flash of intuition

Flash

A very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat);
If I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

Flash

A burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

Flash

A short news announcement concerning some on-going news story

Flash

A bright patch of color used for decoration or identification;
Red flashes adorned the airplane
A flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to

Flash

A lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph

Flash

Gleam or glow intermittently;
The lights were flashing

Flash

Appear briefly;
The headlines flashed on the screen

Flash

Display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously;
He showed off his new sports car

Flash

Make known or cause to appear with great speed;
The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts

Flash

Run or move very quickly or hastily;
She dashed into the yard

Flash

Expose or show briefly;
He flashed a $100 bill

Flash

Protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal;
Flash the roof

Flash

Emit a brief burst of light;
A shooting star flashed and was gone

Flash

Tastelessly showy;
A flash car
A flashy ring
Garish colors
A gaudy costume
Loud sport shirts
A meretricious yet stylish book
Tawdry ornaments

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