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Flush vs. Flash — What's the Difference?

By Tayyaba Rehman — Updated on October 17, 2023
"Flush" refers to being level or even with another surface or to the act of cleaning with water, while "Flash" denotes a brief burst of light or to show quickly.
Flush vs. Flash — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Flush and Flash

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Key Differences

"Flush" in one of its senses pertains to surfaces that are even or level with each other. In contrast, "Flash" is often used to describe a quick burst, typically of light. When you install a door so its face is "Flush" with the wall, it means there's no protrusion. But if you see a "Flash" of lightning, it's a swift illumination of the sky.
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"Flush" can also mean to clean or rinse with a flow of water, like flushing a toilet. On the other side, "Flash" might refer to someone revealing something suddenly, like flashing a badge.
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Another meaning of "Flush" pertains to a reddening of the skin, usually due to various emotions. Whereas, "Flash" can be about showing something briefly, like a quick glance or glimpse.
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Finally, both "Flush" and "Flash" have found their way into technology; "Flush" can mean to clear out, as in flushing a cache, and "Flash" often refers to a type of quick-loading digital storage.
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Comparison Chart

Primary Meaning

Even or level with another surface.
A brief burst, especially of light.
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Context of Use

Construction, Plumbing.
Photography, Quick appearance/disappearance.
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Grammatical Usage

Often used as an adjective or verb.
Commonly used as a noun or verb.
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Related to Emotion

Can refer to reddening of the skin.
Can indicate suddenness or brevity.
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In Technology

Clearing out (e.g., flush a cache).
Type of digital storage or short-duration display (e.g., flash drive, flash animation).
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Compare with Definitions

Flush

(of a plant) send out fresh shoots
The plant had started to flush by late March
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Flash

To show or expose suddenly and briefly.
He flashed a smile as she walked by.
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Flush

To cleanse or rinse with a flow of water.
She decided to flush the toilet.
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Flash

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

To force someone or something out of hiding.
The hunters used dogs to flush the birds from the bushes.
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Flash

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

Abundantly supplied.
After his lottery win, he was flush with cash.
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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
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Flush

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

A sudden brief burst of bright light
A flash of lightning
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Flush

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
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Flash

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

Drive (a bird, especially a game bird, or an animal) from its cover
The grouse were flushed from the woods
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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
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Flush

Fill in (a joint) level with a surface.
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Flash

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

A reddening of the face, skin, etc., typically caused by illness or strong emotion
A flush of embarrassment rose to her cheeks
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Flash

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

A sudden rush of intense emotion
I was carried away in a flush of enthusiasm
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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
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Flush

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
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Flash

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

The action of driving an animal or game bird from its cover
Labradors retrieve the birds after the flush
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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
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Flush

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

Ostentatiously stylish or expensive
A flash new car
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Flush

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

Relating to the language used by criminals or prostitutes.
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Flush

Completely level or even with another surface
The gates are flush with the adjoining fencing
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Flash

To burst forth into or as if into flame.
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Flush

Having plenty of something, especially money
The banks are flush with funds
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Flash

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

So as to be level or even
The screw must fit flush with the surface
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Flash

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

So as to be directly centred; squarely
Hodson caught him flush on the jaw with a straight right
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Flash

To move or proceed rapidly
The cars flashed by.
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Flush

To turn red, as from fever, embarrassment, or strong emotion; blush.
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Flash

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

To glow, especially with a reddish color
The sky flushed pink at dawn.
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Flash

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

To flow suddenly and abundantly, as from containment; flood.
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Flash

(Slang) To expose oneself in an indecent manner.
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Flush

To be emptied or cleaned by a rapid flow of water, as a toilet.
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Flash

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

To cause to redden or glow.
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Flash

To cause to burst into flame.
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Flush

To excite or elate
The team was flushed with the success of victory.
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Flash

To reflect (light).
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Flush

To clean, rinse, or empty with a rapid flow of a liquid, especially water
Flush a toilet.
Flush a wound with iodine.
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Flash

To cause to reflect light from (a surface).
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Flush

To drive away with a rapid flow of a liquid
Flush debris from a pipe.
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Flash

To make known or signal by flashing lights.
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Flush

To remove or eliminate
"The weakness in demand and productivity will at least ... flush out some of the inflation premium that has been built into interest rates" (Fortune).
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Flash

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

To frighten (a game bird, for example) from cover.
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Flash

To exhibit briefly.
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Flush

To drive or force into the open
The police fired tear gas to flush out the terrorists.
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Flash

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

To dart out or fly from cover.
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Flash

To display ostentatiously; flaunt.
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Flush

A flooding flow or rush, as of water.
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Flash

To fill suddenly with water.
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Flush

The act of cleaning or rinsing by or as if by flushing.
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Flash

To cover with a thin protective layer.
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Flush

A blush or glow
"here and there a flush of red on the lip of a little cloud" (Willa Cather).
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Flash

A sudden, brief, intense display of light.
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Flush

A reddening of the skin, as with fever, emotion, or exertion.
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Flash

A sudden perception
A flash of insight.
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Flush

A brief sensation of heat over all or part of the body.
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Flash

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

A rush of strong feeling
A flush of pride.
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Flash

A brief news dispatch or transmission.
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Flush

A state of great vigor or development.
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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).
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Flush

A hand in which all the cards are of the same suit but not in numerical sequence, ranked above a straight and below a full house in poker.
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Flash

A flashlight.
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Flush

A bird or flock of birds that has been frightened from cover.
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Flash

Instantaneous illumination for photography
Photograph by flash.
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Flush

So as to be even, in one plane, or aligned with a margin.
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Flash

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

Squarely or solidly
The ball hit him flush on the face.
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Flash

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

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

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

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

Happening suddenly or very quickly
Flash freezing.
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Flush

Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.
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Flash

(Slang) Ostentatious; showy
A flash car.
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Flush

(computing) The process of clearing the contents of a buffer or cache.
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Flash

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

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

Of or relating to photography using instantaneous illumination.
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Flush

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
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Flash

(Computers) Of or relating to flash memory.
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Flush

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

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

(skiing) A line of poles or obstacles that a skier must weave between.
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Flash

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

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

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

(transitive) To cause to take flight from concealment.
The dogs flushed the deer from the woods.
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Flash

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

(intransitive) To take suddenly to flight, especially from cover.
A covey of quail flushed from the undergrowth.
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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.
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Flush

(transitive) To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.
Flush the injury with plenty of water.
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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.
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Flush

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

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

(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.
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Flash

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

(transitive) To cause to blush.
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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
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Flush

To cause to be full; to flood; to overflow; to overwhelm with water.
To flush the meadows
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Flash

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

(transitive) To excite, inflame.
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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.
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Flush

To be cleansed by being flooded with generous quantities of water.
There must be somebody home: I just heard the toilet flushing.
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Flash

To evaporate suddenly. flash evaporation.}}
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Flush

To clear (a buffer or cache) of its contents.
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Flash

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

To write (the data) to primary storage, clearing it from the buffer or cache.
Flush to disk
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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.
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Flush

To flow and spread suddenly; to rush.
Blood flushes into the face.
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Flash

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

To show red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
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Flash

To expand (blown glass) into a disc.
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Flush

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

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

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.
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Flash

(intransitive) To burst out into violence.
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Flush

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

(juggling) To perform a flash.
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Flush

To dispose or be disposed of by flushing down a toilet
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Flash

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

Smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.
Sand down the excess until it is flush with the surface.
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Flash

To trick up in a showy manner.
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Flush

Wealthy or well off.
He just got a bonus so he's flush today.
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Flash

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

(typography) nodot=1: a body of text aligned with both its left and right margins.
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Flash

A sudden, short, temporary burst of light.
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Flush

Full of vigour; fresh; glowing; bright.
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Flash

A very short amount of time.
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Flush

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

A flashlight; an electric torch.
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Flush

Suddenly and completely.
I landed flush on the couch.
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Flash

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

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.
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Flash

(uncountable) Pizzazz, razzle-dazzle.
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Flush

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

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

To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
In her cheek, distemper flushing glowed.
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Flash

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

To start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird.
Flushing from one spray unto another.
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Flash

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

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.
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Flash

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

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.
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Flash

(photography) camera flash
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Flush

To make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with blood.
How faintly flushed. how phantom fair,Was Monte Rosa, hanging there!
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Flash

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

To excite; to animate; to stir.
Such things as can only feed his pride and flush his ambition.
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Flash

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

To cause to start, as a hunter a bird.
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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.
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Flush

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.
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Flash

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

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.
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Flash

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

A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.
In manner of a wave or flush.
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Flash

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

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.
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Flash

(dated) A newsflash.
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Flush

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.
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Flash

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

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

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

A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed.
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Flash

A pool.
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Flush

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.
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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.
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Flush

Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.
With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May.
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Flash

Expensive-looking and demanding attention; stylish; showy.
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Flush

Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal.
Lord Strut was not very flush in ready.
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Flash

Having plenty of ready money.
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Flush

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

Liable to show off expensive possessions or money.
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Flush

Consisting of cards of one suit.
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Flash

Occurring very rapidly, almost instantaneously.
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Flush

So as to be level or even.
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Flash

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

The period of greatest prosperity or productivity
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Flash

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

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

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

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

A poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit
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Flash

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

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
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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.
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Flush

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
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Flash

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

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

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

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

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

Flow freely;
The garbage flushed down the river
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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.
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Flush

Make level or straight;
Level the ground
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Flash

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

Polish and make shiny;
Buff the wooden floors
Buff my shoes
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Flash

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

Rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid;
Flush the wound with antibiotics
Purge the old gas tank
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Flash

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

Irrigate with water from a sluice;
Sluice the earth
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Flash

Same as flashlight.
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Flush

Cause to flow or flood with or as if with water;
Flush the meadows
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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.
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Flush

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
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Flash

Slang or cant of thieves and prostitutes.
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Flush

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
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Flash

A pool.
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Flush

Squarely or solidly;
Hit him flush in the face
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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.
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Flush

In the same plane;
Set it flush with the top of the table
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Flash

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

Being level or even with another surface.
The countertop was flush with the cabinets.
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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.
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Flush

A reddening of the skin, typically due to emotions.
Embarrassment caused a flush to spread across her face.
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Flash

A sudden intense burst of radiant energy
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Flash

A momentary brightness
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Flash

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

A sudden brilliant understanding;
He had a flash of intuition
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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
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Flash

A burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
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Flash

A short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
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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
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Flash

A lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
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Flash

Gleam or glow intermittently;
The lights were flashing
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Flash

Appear briefly;
The headlines flashed on the screen
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Flash

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

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

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

Expose or show briefly;
He flashed a $100 bill
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Flash

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

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

A sudden brief burst of bright light.
A flash of lightning lit up the sky.
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Flash

Quick, short-lived, and often ostentatious.
She wore a flash ring on her finger.
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Flash

A sudden and brilliant display.
The actor had a flash of inspiration for his role.
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Flash

To update electronic software via quick transfer.
I need to flash the firmware of my router.
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Common Curiosities

Can Flush refer to a person's complexion?

Yes, a "Flush" can describe a reddening of the skin due to emotions or heat.
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What does Flush commonly refer to in construction?

In construction, "Flush" often means that one surface is level or even with another.
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What is a camera Flash?

A camera Flash is a sudden burst of light used to illuminate a subject in photography.
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Can Flash be used as an adjective?

Yes, "Flash" can describe something quick, short-lived, or ostentatious.
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How is Flash used in computing?

"Flash" can refer to quick-loading digital storage, like a flash drive.
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Is Flash always related to light?

While "Flash" often refers to light, it can also mean showing something suddenly or briefly.
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Can Flush mean to drive out?

Yes, "Flush" can mean to force someone or something out of hiding.
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How does Flush relate to plumbing?

In plumbing, to "Flush" means to clean or rinse with a flow of water, like flushing a toilet.
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How is Flush used in the context of money?

Being "Flush" with cash means to be well-supplied or abundant in money.
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What is "Flash" memory?

Flash memory is a type of non-volatile storage that can be electronically erased and reprogrammed.
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What does it mean when something is Flush in carpentry?

In carpentry, if something is "Flush," it's even or level with another surface.
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How does Flush relate to playing cards?

In cards, a "Flush" is a hand where all the cards are of the same suit.
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Can Flash refer to fashion?

Yes, "Flash" can describe something showy or ostentatious in fashion.
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What does it mean to be "in the Flash" of something?

Being "in the Flash" of something means being in the most active or dynamic part of it.
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What's a "Flash" in the pan?

"Flash in the pan" refers to something that shows potential or success at the start but doesn't last.
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Tayyaba Rehman is a distinguished writer, currently serving as a primary contributor to askdifference.com. As a researcher in semantics and etymology, Tayyaba's passion for the complexity of languages and their distinctions has found a perfect home on the platform. Tayyaba delves into the intricacies of language, distinguishing between commonly confused words and phrases, thereby providing clarity for readers worldwide.

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