|flush /ˈflʌʃ/ verb|
inflected forms: flushes; flushed; flushing
1 : to cause a strong flow of water to clean (a toilet) [with object] • flush the toilet [no object] • The toilet flushes automatically.
Note: If you flush something down the toilet you get rid of it by putting it in the toilet bowl and flushing the toilet. • Police suspect that the drugs were flushed down the toilet.
2 a [with object] : to clean (something) with a flow of water or some other liquid • Flush the wound with water. • The doctor flushed her eye with a special solution. — often followed by out • He flushed out the car's radiator. • flush out the system
2 b [with object] : to remove (something) with a flow of liquid • Theyflushed impurities from the system. = They flushed impurities out of the system. • He used a hose to flush the leaves from the gutters.
3 [no object] : to become red in the face because of heat, emotion, etc. • She flushed with anger/embarrassment. • Her face flushed at the mention of his name.