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Flush vs. Drain

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Flushnoun

A group of birds that have suddenly started up from undergrowth, trees etc.

Drainnoun

A conduit allowing liquid to flow out of an otherwise contained volume; a plughole UK

‘The drain in the kitchen sink is clogged.’;

Flushnoun

A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.

Drainnoun

An access point or conduit for rainwater that drains directly downstream in a (drainage) basin without going through sewers or water treatment in order to prevent or belay floods.

Flushnoun

Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.

Drainnoun

Something consuming resources and providing nothing in return.

‘That rental property is a drain on our finances.’;

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Flushnoun

A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow.

Drainnoun

(vulgar) An act of urination.

Flushnoun

Any tinge of red colour like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of blood.

‘the flush on the side of a peach; the flush on the clouds at sunset’;

Drainnoun

(electronics) One terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).

Flushnoun

A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement, animation, etc.

‘a flush of joy’;

Drainnoun

(pinball) An outhole.

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Flushnoun

(poker) A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.

Drainnoun

A drink.

Flushverb

(transitive) To cause to take flight from concealment.

‘The hunters flushed the tiger from the canebrake.’;

Drainverb

(intransitive) To lose liquid.

‘The clogged sink drained slowly.’;

Flushverb

(intransitive) To take suddenly to flight, especially from cover.

‘A covey of quail flushed from the undergrowth.’;

Drainverb

(intransitive) To flow gradually.

‘The water of low ground drains off.’;

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Flushverb

(transitive) To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.

‘Flush the injury with plenty of water.’;

Drainverb

To cause liquid to flow out of.

‘Please drain the sink. It's full of dirty water.’;

Flushverb

(transitive) Particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing a large amount of water.

Drainverb

To convert a perennially wet place into a dry one.

‘They had to drain the swampy land before the parking lot could be built.’;

Flushverb

(intransitive) To become suffused with reddish color due to embarrassment, excitement, overheating, or other systemic disturbance, to blush.

‘The damsel flushed at the scoundrel's suggestion.’;

Drainverb

(transitive) To deplete of energy or resources.

‘The stress of this job is really draining me.’;

Flushverb

(transitive) To cause to blush.

Drainverb

(transitive) To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to exhaust.

Flushverb

To cause to be full; to flood; to overflow; to overwhelm with water.

‘to flush the meadows’;

Drainverb

To filter.

Flushverb

(transitive) To excite, inflame.

Drainverb

To fall off the bottom of the playfield.

Flushverb

To be cleansed by being flooded with generous quantities of water.

‘There must be somebody home: I just heard the toilet flushing.’;

Drainverb

To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.

‘Fountains drain the water from the ground adjacent.’; ‘But it was not alone that the he drained their treasure and hampered their industry.’;

Flushverb

To clear (a buffer) of its contents.

Drainverb

To exhaust of liquid contents by drawing them off; to make gradually dry or empty; to remove surface water, as from streets, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; hence, to exhaust; to empty of wealth, resources, or the like; as, to drain a country of its specie.

‘Sinking waters, the firm land to drain,Filled the capacious deep and formed the main.’;

Flushverb

To flow and spread suddenly; to rush.

‘Blood flushes into the face.’;

Drainverb

To filter.

‘Salt water, drained through twenty vessels of earth, hath become fresh.’;

Flushverb

To show red; to shine suddenly; to glow.

Drainverb

To flow gradually; as, the water of low ground drains off.

Flushverb

(masonry) To fill in (joints); to point the level; to make them flush.

Drainverb

To become emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping; as, let the vessel stand and drain.

Flushverb

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.

Drainnoun

The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country; the project is a drain on resources.

Flushverb

(mining) To fill underground spaces, especially in coal mines, with material carried by water, which, after drainage, constitutes a compact mass.

Drainnoun

That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.

Flushadjective

Smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.

‘Sand down the excess until it is flush with the surface.’;

Drainnoun

The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains.

Flushadjective

Wealthy or well off.

‘He just got a bonus so he's flush today.’;

Drainnoun

emptying accomplished by draining

Flushadjective

(typography) Short for flush left and right; a body of text aligned with both its left and right margins.

Drainnoun

tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

Flushadjective

Full of vigour; fresh; glowing; bright.

Drainnoun

a pipe through which liquid is carried away

Flushadjective

Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal.

Drainnoun

a gradual depletion of energy or resources;

‘a drain on resources’; ‘a drain of young talent by emmigration’;

Flushverb

To flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face.

‘The flushing noise of many waters.’; ‘It flushes violently out of the cock.’;

Drainverb

flow off gradually;

‘The rain water drains into this big vat’;

Flushverb

To become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush.

Drainverb

deplete of resources;

‘The exercise class drains me of energy’;

Flushverb

To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.

‘In her cheek, distemper flushing glowed.’;

Drainverb

empty of liquid; drain the liquid from;

‘We drained the oil tank’;

Flushverb

To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird.

‘Flushing from one spray unto another.’;

Drainverb

make weak;

‘Life in the camp drained him’;

Flushverb

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.

Flushverb

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.’; ‘Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose,Flushing his brow.’;

Flushverb

To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with blood.

‘How faintly flushed. how phantom fair,Was Monte Rosa, hanging there!’;

Flushverb

To excite; to animate; to stir.

‘Such things as can only feed his pride and flush his ambition.’;

Flushverb

To cause to start, as a hunter a bird.

Flushverb

To cause to 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.

Flushverb

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.

Flushnoun

A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.

‘In manner of a wave or flush.’;

Flushnoun

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.’;

Flushnoun

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.

Flushnoun

A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement. animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy.

Flushnoun

A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed.

Flushnoun

A hand of cards, all of the same suit; - especially significant in poker, where five cards of the same suit constitute a flush, which beats a straight but is beaten by a full house or four of a kind.

Flushadjective

Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.

‘With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May.’;

Flushadjective

Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal.

‘Lord Strut was not very flush in ready.’;

Flushadjective

Unbroken or even in surface; on a level with the adjacent surface; forming a continuous surface; as, a flush panel; a flush joint.

Flushadjective

Consisting of cards of one suit.

Flushadverb

So as to be level or even.

Flushnoun

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Flushnoun

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

Flushnoun

sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)

Flushnoun

a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit

Flushnoun

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’;

Flushnoun

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’;

Flushnoun

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

Flushverb

turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame;

‘The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by’;

Flushverb

flow freely;

‘The garbage flushed down the river’;

Flushverb

make level or straight;

‘level the ground’;

Flushverb

polish and make shiny;

‘buff the wooden floors’; ‘buff my shoes’;

Flushverb

rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid;

‘flush the wound with antibiotics’; ‘purge the old gas tank’;

Flushverb

irrigate with water from a sluice;

‘sluice the earth’;

Flushverb

cause to flow or flood with or as if with water;

‘flush the meadows’;

Flushadjective

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’;

Flushadjective

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’;

Flushadverb

squarely or solidly;

‘hit him flush in the face’;

Flushadverb

in the same plane;

‘set it flush with the top of the table’;

Flushverb

(of a person's skin, face, etc.) become red and hot, typically as the result of illness or strong emotion

‘Rachel flushed angrily’;

Flushverb

make red and hot

‘a wave of colour flushed his cheeks’;

Flushverb

glow or cause to glow with warm colour or light

‘the sky was flushed with the gold of dawn’;

Flushverb

cleanse (something, especially a toilet) by causing large quantities of water to pass through it

‘the nurse flushed out the catheter’; ‘she flushed the loo’;

Flushverb

(of a toilet) be cleansed by flushing

‘Cally heard the toilet flush’;

Flushverb

remove or dispose of (an object or substance) by flushing

‘I flushed the pills down the lavatory’; ‘the kidneys require more water to flush out waste products’;

Flushverb

cause (a liquid) to flow through something

‘0.3 ml of saline is gently flushed through the tube’;

Flushverb

drive (a bird, especially a game bird, or an animal) from its cover

‘the grouse were flushed from the woods’;

Flushverb

cause to be revealed; force into the open

‘they're trying to flush him out of hiding’;

Flushverb

(of a plant) send out fresh shoots

‘the plant had started to flush by late March’;

Flushverb

fill in (a joint) level with a surface.

Flushnoun

a reddening of the face, skin, etc., typically caused by illness or strong emotion

‘a flush of embarrassment rose to her cheeks’;

Flushnoun

an area of warm colour or light

‘the bird has a pinkish flush on the breast’;

Flushnoun

a sudden rush of intense emotion

‘I was carried away in a flush of enthusiasm’;

Flushnoun

a period when something is new or particularly fresh and vigorous

‘he is no longer in the first flush of youth’;

Flushnoun

a sudden abundance or spate of something

‘the frogs feast on the great flush of insects’;

Flushnoun

a fresh growth of leaves, flowers, or fruit.

Flushnoun

an act of cleansing something, especially a toilet, with a sudden flow of water

‘an old-fashioned toilet uses six or seven gallons a flush’;

Flushnoun

the device used for flushing a toilet

‘he pressed the flush absent-mindedly’;

Flushnoun

denoting a type of toilet that has a flushing device.

Flushnoun

a sudden flow

‘the melting snow provides a flush of water’;

Flushnoun

the action of driving an animal or game bird from its cover

‘labradors retrieve the birds after the flush’;

Flushnoun

(in poker or brag) a hand of cards all of the same suit.

Flushnoun

a piece of wet ground over which water flows without being confined to a definite channel.

Flushadjective

completely level or even with another surface

‘the gates are flush with the adjoining fencing’;

Flushadjective

(of printed text) not indented or protruding

‘each line is flush with the left-hand margin’;

Flushadjective

(of a door) having a smooth surface, without indented or protruding panels or mouldings.

Flushadjective

having plenty of something, especially money

‘the banks are flush with funds’;

Flushadjective

(of money) plentiful

‘the years when cash was flush’;

Flushadverb

so as to be level or even

‘the screw must fit flush with the surface’;

Flushadverb

so as to be directly centred; squarely

‘Hodson caught him flush on the jaw with a straight right’;

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