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British English: /flʌʃ/
American English: /fləʃ/

Translation of flush in French:


  • 1 (blush) (on cheeks, skin)
    (in sky)
    there was a flush in her cheeks
    elle avait les joues rouges
  • 2 (surge) See examples: a flush of
    un élan de
    (pleasure, excitement, desire, pride)
    un accès de
    (anger, shame)
    in the first flush of success/victory
    dans l'ivresse du succès/de la victoire
    they were no longer in the first flush of youth
    ils n'étaient plus de la première jeunesse
  • 3 (Construction) (toilet device)
    chasse (f) d'eau
    to give the toilet a flush
    tirer la chasse d'eau


  • 1 (Construction) (level) See examples: to be flush with
    être dans l'alignement de
    (wall, work surface)
  • 2
    (rich) See examples: to be/feel flush
    être/se sentir en fonds

transitive verb

  • 1 (clean with water) See examples: to flush the toilet to flush something down the toilet
    faire partir quelque chose dans les toilettes
    to flush (out) a pipe/drain with water
    nettoyer un tuyau/une canalisation à grande eau
  • 2 (colour) See examples: to flush somebody's cheeks/face
    empourprer les joues/le visage de quelqu'un

intransitive verb

  • 2 (operate) See examples: the toilet doesn't flush
    la chasse d'eau ne fonctionne pas
    we heard the toilet flush
    on a entendu le bruit de la chasse d'eau

Phrasal verbs

flush away

flush [something] away, flush away [something]
faire partir
(waste, evidence)

flush out

flush out [somebody/something]
(sniper, rebel, spy)
(pest, rodent)
to flush somebody/something out of
faire sortir quelqu'un/quelque chose de
(shelter, hiding place)

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