transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 2 (drive out)
flush (out)[person/criminal] hacer* salir [game] (in hunting) levantar
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 [toilet] funcionar the toilet won't flush la cisterna no funciona
- 1 1.1 (blush) a flush of anger brightened her cheeks se puso roja de ira their words brought an embarrassed flush to his cheeks sus palabras lo hicieron ruborizarse or sonrojarse (de vergüenza) the child had a feverish flush el niño estaba colorado or rojo por la fiebre the first pink flush of dawn in the sky [literary/literario] el primer arrebol del alba en el cielo [literary/literario]Example sentences1.2 (of anger, passion) arrebato (masculine) in the first flush of success con la euforia del triunfo in the first flush of youth en la flor de la juventud hot flushes (British English/inglés británico) [Medicine/Medicina] sofocos (masculine plural), bochornos (masculine plural), calores (masculine plural) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)
- When I am near her, I can feel the heat, the flush in my skin.
- There was a flush to his tanned skin and his green eyes were unnaturally bright, but there was nothing to indicate the dull haze of alcohol.
- He clutched at the light coverlet, pulling it with him as he sat up, a flush coloring his skin.
- Charlie felt a flush of joy and relief.
- A sudden flush of self-consciousness twitches at the ubiquitous teenage angst and she tugs at the frayed hem of her puffball skirt.
- He was swept away by him and the flush of inspiration and excitement led to some of his religious masterpieces.
- 2 2.1 (toilet mechanism) cisterna (feminine) 2.2 (action) we gave the pipe a flush with some boiling water purgamos la cañería con agua caliente give the toilet another flush tira otra vez de la cadena, jálale (a la cadena) otra vez (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur)Example sentences
- This same amount of water equals 66 flushes per day with old, 20-litre toilets, suggesting that toilets may not be the most important focus for water conservation.
- The standard household lavatory, we are told, uses 7.5 litres of water per flush.
- But the latest flush toilets use only six litres per flush.
- Pushing the flush down on the toilet, I stood up slowly.
- He cursed out of a regular habit as he pulled the flush down on the toilet.
- Drinking water came from the sink in the toilet, the flush of which was operated by pulling a metal hanger in the cistern.
- 1 (level) [column/margin] alineado a flush door una puerta lisa the table is flush with the cabinet la mesa está alineada con el armario the mirror is fitted so as to be flush with the wall el espejo está empotrado para que no sobresalga de la pared flush against the wall pegado a la paredExample sentences
- Cut each piece for a snug fit, and install them so that the top of the riser is exactly flush with the top of the stringer notch.
- I used regular wood screws and countersunk them in the PVC to allow a flush surface.
- Office cladding is designed as a vented, triple-glazed flush facade.
- Second, center the entire page on the screen instead of having it flush left.
- Computer applications like Microsoft Word have us trained that PC-screen content is always flush left?
- Left alignment ensures all text is flush with left margin and ragged on the right margin.
- 2 (having money) [colloquial/familiar] to be flush andar* bien de dineroExample sentences
- Did the young man, suddenly flush with success, bury his money in tomato cans in his back yard?
- The Government is so flush with cash that it cancelled the 2005 January bond tender.
- So, flush with cash from the power plant sales and the securitization, Judge went shopping.
- The port and claret were laid down in happier times, when cash was flush and planning for the future mattered.
- Don't rush to hire when sales turn strong and cash is flush.
- A lot of the projects were started when money was flush.