English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'flush'

(verb) 
Definition
to blush or cause to blush
He turned away, his face flushing.
Synonyms
blush
I blushed scarlet at my stupidity.
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colour
He couldn't help noticing that she coloured slightly.
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burn
Liz's face was burning.
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flame
Her face flamed a fiery red.
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glow
Her freckled skin glowed with health.
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crimson
,
redden
She reddened instantly.
, ,
turn red
,
go red
,
colour up
,
go as red as a beetroot
(verb) 
Definition
to send water quickly through (a pipe or a toilet) so as to clean it
Flush the eye with clean cold water.
Synonyms
,
wash out
,
swab
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rinse out
, , ,
syringe
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swill
He swilled out the mug and left it on the draining board.
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hose down
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douche
(verb) 
Flush the contents down the lavatory.
Synonyms
expel
Poisonous gas is expelled into the atmosphere.
, ,
eject
She was ejected from her first job for persistent latecoming.
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dislodge
The leader cannot dislodge her this time.
(noun) 
Definition
a rosy colour, esp. in the cheeks
There was a slight flush on his cheeks.
Synonyms
blush
A blush spread over Brenda's cheeks.
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colour
There was a touch of colour in her cheeks.
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glow
The moisturiser gave my face a healthy glow that lasted all day.
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reddening
,
redness
,
rosiness
(noun) 
Definition
freshness
the first flush of young love
Synonyms
bloom
The skin loses its youthful bloom.
, , ,
freshness
the freshness of early morning
(adjective) 
Definition
level with another surface
Make sure the tile is flush with the surrounding tiles.
Synonyms
level
a plateau of level ground
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even
The tables are fitted with a glass top to provide an even surface.
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flat
Sit the cup on a flat surface while measuring.
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square
The sides finished all square in the first leg.
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plane
a plane surface
(adjective) 
Definition
having plenty of money
(informal)  Many developing countries were flush with dollars.
Synonyms
wealthy
a wealthy international businessman
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rich
You're going to be a very rich man.
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rolling (slang)
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well-off
My family was quite well-off.
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in the money (informal)
If you are lucky, you could be in the money.
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in funds
I'll pay you back as soon as I'm in funds again.
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well-heeled (informal)
The price tag is out of reach of all but the most well-heeled.
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moneyed
Fear of crime among the new monied classes is rising rapidly.
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well-supplied
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minted (British, slang)
(adjective) 
If we're feeling flush we'll give them champagne.
Synonyms
,
liberal
Make liberal use of spices in the recipe.
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generous
a room with a generous amount of storage space
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lavish
American reviewers are lavish in their praise of this book.
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abundant
There is an abundant supply of cheap labour.
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overflowing
The great hall was overflowing with people.
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plentiful
a plentiful supply
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prodigal
You are prodigal of both your toil and your talent.
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full
Full details will be sent to you.
(adverb) 
Definition
so as to be level
The edges fit flush with the walls.
Synonyms
, , , ,
in contact
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hard (against)
(verb) 
Definition
to drive out of a hiding place
They flushed them out of their hiding places.
Synonyms
drive out
, ,
dislodge
Use a hoof pick to dislodge stones and dirt from your horse's feet.
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put to flight
, ,
discover
The suitcase was discovered on a roadside outside the city.
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disturb
I didn't want to disturb you.
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uncover
Auditors said they had uncovered evidence of fraud.
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rouse
He did more to rouse the crowd than anybody else.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abundant
There is an abundant supply of cheap labour.
Synonyms
filled,
well-provided,
well-supplied,
two a penny,
thick on the ground,
bounteous,
in the sense of burn
Definition
to be or feel hot
Liz's face was burning.
Synonyms
be red,
be hot,
be on fire,
turn red,
feel hot,
go red (as a beetroot),
turn scarlet
in the sense of colour
Definition
to become red in the face, esp. when embarrassed or annoyed
He couldn't help noticing that she coloured slightly.
Synonyms
crimson,
go crimson,
go as red as a beetroot

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