American English

Definition of flush noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    jump to other results
  1. 1[countable, usually singular] a red color that appears on your face or body because you are embarrassed, excited, or hot A pink flush spread over his cheeks.
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] a sudden strong feeling; the hot feeling on your face or body caused by this a flush of anger/embarrassment/enthusiasm/guilt
  3. 3[singular] the act of cleaning a toilet with a sudden flow of water Give the toilet another flush.
  4. 4[countable] (in card games) a set of cards that a player has that are all of the same suit see also royal flush
  5. Idioms
    (in) the first flush of something (formal)
    jump to other results
    (at) a time when something is new, exciting, and strong in the first flush of youth/enthusiasm/romance
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: flush