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1‘he kissed her cheek and she flushed in embarrassment’
blush, redden, go pink, turn pink, go red, turn red, go crimson, turn crimson, go scarlet, turn scarlet, colour, colour up, change colour, crimson, tint, burn up
2‘fruit helps to flush toxins from the body’
rinse, rinse out, wash, wash down, wash out, sluice, swill, cleanse, clean, hose, hose down, swab
British informal sloosh, sloosh down
3‘one of the beaters was flushing birds from their hiding places’
drive, send up, chase, force, dislodge, expel, frighten, scare
1‘a flush crept over her face’
blush, reddening, high colour, colour, rosiness, pinkness, ruddiness, bloom
2‘in the first flush of manhood’
bloom, glow, freshness, radiance, vigour, rush
1‘the company was flush with cash’
well supplied with, replete with, overflowing with, bursting with, brimful with, brimming with, loaded with, overloaded with, abounding in, well provided with, well stocked with, rich in, abundant in, rife with
crammed with, crowded with, packed with, jammed with, stuffed with, teeming with, swarming with, thick with, solid with, charged with, fraught with
jam-packed with, chock-a-block with, chock-full of, awash with
NZ Australian chocker with
bereft of, low on
2‘the years when cash was flush’
plentiful, abundant, copious, ample, profuse, superabundant, infinite, inexhaustible, opulent, prolific, teeming, in abundance
a gogo, galore
South African lank
literary bounteous, plenteous
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