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In predicative use: flushed; blushing.
In or into a flushed or blushing state.
Mid 19th century. From a- + flush.
In or into a flush or level position.
Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). Apparently from a- + flush.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.