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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flush  \Flush\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flushed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Flushing}.]  [Cf.  OE  fluschen  to  fly  up  penetrate,  F.  fluz 
  a  flowing,  E.  flux,  dial.  Sw  flossa  to  blaze,  and  E.  flash; 
  perh.  influenced  by  blush.  [root]84.] 
  1.  To  flow  and  spread  suddenly;  to  rush;  as  blood  flushes 
  into  the  face. 
 
  The  flushing  noise  of  many  waters.  --Boyle. 
 
  It  flushes  violently  out  of  the  cock.  --Mortimer. 
 
  2.  To  become  suddenly  suffused,  as  the  cheeks;  to  turn  red; 
  to  blush. 
 
  3.  To  snow  red;  to  shine  suddenly;  to  glow. 
 
  In  her  cheek,  distemper  flushing  glowed.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  start  up  suddenly;  to  take  wing  as  a  bird. 
 
  Flushing  from  one  spray  unto  another.  --W.  Browne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flushed 
  adj  1:  having  the  pinkish  flush  of  health  [syn:  {blooming},  {rose-cheeked}, 
  {rosy},  {rosy-cheeked}] 
  2:  (especially  of  the  face)  reddened  or  suffused  with  or  as  if 
  with  blood  from  emotion  or  exertion;  "crimson  with  fury"; 
  "turned  red  from  exertion";  "with  puffy  reddened  eyes"; 
  "red-faced  and  violent";  "flushed  (or  crimson)  with 
  embarrassment"  [syn:  {aflame(p)},  {crimson},  {red},  {reddened}, 
  {red-faced}] 




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