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Flush vs. Flash

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  • Flush (noun)

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

  • Flush (noun)

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

  • Flush (noun)

    Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.

  • Flush (noun)

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

  • Flush (noun)

    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"

  • Flush (noun)

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

    "a flush of joy"

  • Flush (noun)

    A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.

  • Flush (verb)

    To cause to take flight from concealment.

    "The hunters flushed the tiger from the canebrake."

  • Flush (verb)

    To take suddenly to flight, especially from cover.

    "A covey of quail flushed from the undergrowth."

  • Flush (verb)

    To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.

    "Flush the injury with plenty of water."

  • Flush (verb)

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

  • Flush (verb)

    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."

  • Flush (verb)

    To cause to blush.

  • Flush (verb)

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

    "to flush the meadows"

  • Flush (verb)

    To excite, inflame.

  • Flush (verb)

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

    "There must be somebody home: I just heard the toilet flushing."

  • Flush (verb)

    To clear (a buffer) of its contents.

  • Flush (verb)

    To flow and spread suddenly; to rush.

    "Blood flushes into the face."

  • Flush (verb)

    To show red; to shine suddenly; to glow.

  • Flush (verb)

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

  • Flush (verb)

    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.

  • Flush (verb)

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

  • Flush (adjective)

    Smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.

    "Sand down the excess until it is flush with the surface."

  • Flush (adjective)

    Wealthy or well off.

    "He just got a bonus so he's flush today."

  • Flush (adjective)

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

  • Flush (adjective)

    Full of vigour; fresh; glowing; bright.

  • Flush (adjective)

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

  • Flash (verb)

    To briefly illuminate a scene.

    "He flashed the light at the water, trying to see what made the noise."

  • Flash (verb)

    To blink; to shine or illuminate intermittently.

    "The light flashed on and off."

  • Flash (verb)

    To be visible briefly.

    "The scenery flashed by quickly."

  • Flash (verb)

    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 (verb)

    To briefly, and in most cases inadvertently, expose one's naked body or underwear, or part of it, in public. Contrast streak.

    "Her skirt was so short that she flashed her underpants as she was getting out of her car."

  • Flash (verb)

    To show or expose an "inappropriate" part of the body to someone for humorous reasons or as an act of contempt.

  • Flash (verb)

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

  • Flash (verb)

    To flaunt; to display in a showy manner.

    "He flashed a wad of hundred-dollar bills."

  • Flash (verb)

    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 (verb)

    To move, or cause to move, suddenly.

    "Flash forward to the present day."

  • Flash (verb)

    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 (verb)

    To evaporate suddenly. flash evaporation.}}

  • Flash (verb)

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

  • Flash (verb)

    To write to the memory of an updatable component such as a BIOS chip or games cartridge.

  • Flash (verb)

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

  • Flash (verb)

    To perform a id=juggling.

  • Flash (verb)

    To release the pressure from a pressurized vessel.

  • Flash (verb)

    To trick up in a showy manner.

  • Flash (verb)

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

  • Flash (noun)

    A sudden, short, temporary burst of light.

  • Flash (noun)

    A very short amount of time.

  • Flash (noun)

    A flashlight; an electric torch.

  • Flash (noun)

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

  • Flash (noun)

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

  • Flash (noun)

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

  • Flash (noun)

    A caught only once.

  • Flash (noun)

    A understood by the ruling class.

  • Flash (noun)

    A colouring liquor to make it look stronger.

  • Flash (noun)

    A form of military insignia.

    "I just got my first commando flash."

  • Flash (noun)

    A pool.

  • Flash (noun)

    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 (adjective)

    Expensive-looking and demanding attention; stylish; showy.

  • Flash (adjective)

    Having plenty of ready money.

  • Flash (adjective)

    Liable to show off expensive possessions or money.

  • Flash (adjective)

    Occurring very rapidly, almost instantaneously.

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  • Flush (verb)

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

    "Rachel flushed angrily"

  • Flush (verb)

    make red and hot

    "a wave of colour flushed his cheeks"

  • Flush (verb)

    glow or cause to glow with warm colour or light

    "the sky was flushed with the gold of dawn"

  • Flush (verb)

    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"

  • Flush (verb)

    (of a toilet) be cleansed by flushing

    "Cally heard the toilet flush"

  • Flush (verb)

    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"

  • Flush (verb)

    cause (a liquid) to flow through something

    "0.3 ml of saline is gently flushed through the tube"

  • Flush (verb)

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

    "the grouse were flushed from the woods"

  • Flush (verb)

    cause to be revealed; force into the open

    "they're trying to flush him out of hiding"

  • Flush (verb)

    (of a plant) send out fresh shoots

    "the plant had started to flush by late March"

  • Flush (verb)

    fill in (a joint) level with a surface.

  • Flush (noun)

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

    "a flush of embarrassment rose to her cheeks"

  • Flush (noun)

    an area of warm colour or light

    "the bird has a pinkish flush on the breast"

  • Flush (noun)

    a sudden rush of intense emotion

    "I was carried away in a flush of enthusiasm"

  • Flush (noun)

    a period when something is new or particularly fresh and vigorous

    "he is no longer in the first flush of youth"

  • Flush (noun)

    a sudden abundance or spate of something

    "the frogs feast on the great flush of insects"

  • Flush (noun)

    a fresh growth of leaves, flowers, or fruit.

  • Flush (noun)

    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"

  • Flush (noun)

    the device used for flushing a toilet

    "he pressed the flush absent-mindedly"

  • Flush (noun)

    denoting a type of toilet that has a flushing device.

  • Flush (noun)

    a sudden flow

    "the melting snow provides a flush of water"

  • Flush (noun)

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

    "labradors retrieve the birds after the flush"

  • Flush (noun)

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

  • Flush (noun)

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

  • Flush (adjective)

    completely level or even with another surface

    "the gates are flush with the adjoining fencing"

  • Flush (adjective)

    (of printed text) not indented or protruding

    "each line is flush with the left-hand margin"

  • Flush (adjective)

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

  • Flush (adjective)

    having plenty of something, especially money

    "the banks are flush with funds"

  • Flush (adjective)

    (of money) plentiful

    "the years when cash was flush"

  • Flush (adverb)

    so as to be level or even

    "the screw must fit flush with the surface"

  • Flush (adverb)

    so as to be directly centred; squarely

    "Hodson caught him flush on the jaw with a straight right"

  • Flash (verb)

    shine in a bright but brief, sudden, or intermittent way

    "lightning flashed overhead"

    "an irritating neon sign flashed on and off"

  • Flash (verb)

    cause to shine briefly or suddenly

    "the oncoming car flashed its lights"

  • Flash (verb)

    shine or show a light to send (a signal)

    "red lights started to flash a warning"

  • Flash (verb)

    give (a swift look)

    "she flashed him a withering look"

    "Carrie flashed a glance in his direction"

  • Flash (verb)

    (of a person's eyes) indicate sudden emotion, especially anger

    "she glared at him, her eyes flashing"

  • Flash (verb)

    move or pass very quickly

    "a sudden thought flashed through his mind"

    "a look of terror flashed across Kirov's face"

  • Flash (verb)

    send (news or information) swiftly by means of telegraphy or telecommunications

    "the story was flashed around the world"

  • Flash (verb)

    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"

  • Flash (verb)

    (of information or an image) be displayed briefly or repeatedly on a screen

    "the election results flashed on the screen"

  • Flash (verb)

    hold up or show (something, often proof of one's identity) quickly before replacing it

    "she opened her purse and flashed her ID card"

  • Flash (verb)

    make a conspicuous display of (something) so as to impress or attract attention

    "they flashed huge wads of money about"

  • Flash (verb)

    (of a man) show one's genitals briefly in public.

  • Flash (noun)

    a sudden brief burst of bright light

    "a flash of lightning"

  • Flash (noun)

    a patch or sudden display of a bright colour

    "the woodpecker swooped from tree to tree with a flash of yellow, green, and red"

  • Flash (noun)

    a coloured patch of cloth on a uniform used as the distinguishing emblem of a regiment, formation, or country

    "a short man with the black flashes of the tank units"

  • Flash (noun)

    a coloured band on the packaging of a product used to catch the consumer's eye

    "on-pack flashes offer a free ‘Taste of the Caribbean’"

  • Flash (noun)

    a pre-drawn design for a tattoo.

  • Flash (noun)

    a sudden or brief manifestation or occurrence of something

    "she had a flash of inspiration"

  • Flash (noun)

    a newsflash.

  • Flash (noun)

    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"

  • Flash (noun)

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

  • Flash (noun)

    ostentatious stylishness or display of wealth

    "workwear represents a move away from Eighties designer flash"

  • Flash (noun)

    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"

  • Flash (noun)

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

  • Flash (noun)

    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"

  • Flash (adjective)

    ostentatiously stylish or expensive

    "a flash new car"

  • Flash (adjective)

    ostentatiously displaying one's wealth

    "he's a bit flash and refers to his gold card a few times too many"

  • Flash (adjective)

    relating to the language used by criminals or prostitutes.

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  • Flush (verb)

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

  • Flush (verb)

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

  • Flush (verb)

    To snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow.

  • Flush (verb)

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

  • Flush (verb)

    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.

  • 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.

  • Flush

    To cause the blood to rush into (the face); to put to the blush, or to cause to glow with excitement.

  • Flush

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

  • Flush

    To excite; to animate; to stir.

  • Flush

    To cause to start, as a hunter a bird.

  • 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.

  • Flush (noun)

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

  • Flush (noun)

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

  • Flush (noun)

    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.

  • Flush (noun)

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

  • Flush (noun)

    A flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed.

  • Flush (noun)

    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.

  • Flush (adjective)

    Full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright.

  • Flush (adjective)

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

  • Flush (adjective)

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

  • Flush (adjective)

    Consisting of cards of one suit.

  • Flush (adverb)

    So as to be level or even.

  • Flash (verb)

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

  • Flash (verb)

    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.

  • Flash (verb)

    To burst forth like a sudden flame; to break out violently; to rush hastily.

  • Flash

    To send out in flashes; to cause to burst forth with sudden flame or light.

  • 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 cover with a thin layer, as objects of glass with glass of a different color. See Flashing, n., 3 (b).

  • Flash

    To trick up in a showy manner.

  • Flash

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

  • Flash (noun)

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

  • Flash (noun)

    A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary brightness or show.

  • Flash (noun)

    The time during which a flash is visible; an instant; a very brief period.

  • Flash (noun)

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

  • Flash (noun)

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

  • Flash (noun)

    Same as flashlight.

  • Flash (noun)

    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 (noun)

    Slang or cant of thieves and prostitutes.

  • Flash (noun)

    A pool.

  • Flash (noun)

    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 (adjective)

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

  • Flash (adjective)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Flush (noun)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  • Flush (noun)

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

  • Flush (noun)

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

  • Flush (noun)

    a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit

  • Flush (noun)

    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"

  • Flush (noun)

    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"

  • Flush (noun)

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

  • Flush (verb)

    turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame;

    "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"

  • Flush (verb)

    flow freely;

    "The garbage flushed down the river"

  • Flush (verb)

    make level or straight;

    "level the ground"

  • Flush (verb)

    polish and make shiny;

    "buff the wooden floors"

    "buff my shoes"

  • Flush (verb)

    rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid;

    "flush the wound with antibiotics"

    "purge the old gas tank"

  • Flush (verb)

    irrigate with water from a sluice;

    "sluice the earth"

  • Flush (verb)

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

    "flush the meadows"

  • Flush (adjective)

    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"

  • Flush (adjective)

    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"

  • Flush (adverb)

    squarely or solidly;

    "hit him flush in the face"

  • Flush (adverb)

    in the same plane;

    "set it flush with the top of the table"

  • Flash (noun)

    a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

  • Flash (noun)

    a momentary brightness

  • Flash (noun)

    a short vivid experience;

    "a flash of emotion swept over him"

    "the flashings of pain were a warning"

  • Flash (noun)

    a sudden brilliant understanding;

    "he had a flash of intuition"

  • Flash (noun)

    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 (noun)

    a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

  • Flash (noun)

    a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story

  • Flash (noun)

    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 (noun)

    a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph

  • Flash (verb)

    gleam or glow intermittently;

    "The lights were flashing"

  • Flash (verb)

    appear briefly;

    "The headlines flashed on the screen"

  • Flash (verb)

    display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously;

    "he showed off his new sports car"

  • Flash (verb)

    make known or cause to appear with great speed;

    "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"

  • Flash (verb)

    run or move very quickly or hastily;

    "She dashed into the yard"

  • Flash (verb)

    expose or show briefly;

    "he flashed a $100 bill"

  • Flash (verb)

    protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal;

    "flash the roof"

  • Flash (verb)

    emit a brief burst of light;

    "A shooting star flashed and was gone"

  • Flash (adjective)

    tastelessly showy;

    "a flash car"

    "a flashy ring"

    "garish colors"

    "a gaudy costume"

    "loud sport shirts"

    "a meretricious yet stylish book"

    "tawdry ornaments"

Princeton's WordNet
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