flush
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flush(
fluhsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (reddish color)
a. el rubor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He felt a flush spread to his cheeks when the teacher called his name in class.Sintió que el rubor se extendia por sus mejillas cuando el profesor lo llamó por su nombre en clase.
b. el sonrojo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She said that his comments didn't bother her, but the flush on her face proved otherwise.Dijo que sus comentarios no le molestaban, pero el sonrojo de su cara decía lo contrario.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The woman was extremely thin, and she had a feverish flush.La mujer era delgada en extremo y estaba roja por la fiebre.
When Susan looked at him, an uneasy flush came to his face.Cuando Susan lo miró, él se sonrojó incómodo.
2. (sudden feeling)
a. el arrebato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It seems unwise to make important decisions when you're in a flush of anger like this.Parece imprudente tomar decisiones importantes en medio de un arrebato de rabia como este.
3. (toilet mechanism)
a. la cisterna
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He broke the handle and now the toilet's flush is not working.Rompió el tirador y ahora la cisterna del inodoro no funciona.
b. la descarga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our toilet is broken, so every time you use it, you need two flushes.Nuestro inodoro se rompió, así que cada vez que lo usas, necesitas dos descargas.
4. (poker)
a. el color
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can't remember. Does a flush beat a straight?No recuerdo: el color ¿le gana a la escalera?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to pour liquid)
a. echar agua (toilet)
I know there were a lot of complaints this morning. Do you know if the toilet is flushing now?Sé que había muchas quejas esta mañana. ¿Sabes si el inodoro echa agua ahora?
6. (to turn red)
a. ruborizarse
He flushed at the thought of having to explain to his mother why he missed her birthday party.Se ruborizó al pensar que tendría que explicarle a su madre por qué se había perdido su fiesta de cumpleaños.
b. sonrojarse
We all saw Diego flush when Sara asked him to go out with her.Todos vimos a Diego sonrojarse cuando Sara le pidió que saliera con ella.
c. ponerse colorado
He flushed out of embarrassment when the teacher discovered that he had not done his homework.Se puso colorado de vergüenza cuando el profesor descubrió que no había hecho su tarea.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to dispose of toilet waste)
a. tirar
If you flush too much toilet paper, you will clog the drain.Si tiras demasiado papel higiénico, vas a tapar el desagüe.
b. tirar de la cadena
Make sure you wash your hands after you flush the toilet.Asegúrate de que te lavas las manos después de tirar de la cadena.
8. (to drive out)
a. levantar
The hunters scoured the woods on horseback for the fox, after their dogs flushed it from cover.Los cazadores buscaban al zorro por todo el bosque a caballo después de que los perros lo levantaran de su refugio.
b. hacer salir
The cops flushed the fugitives from the abandoned building with smoke flares.La policía hizo salir a los fugitivos del edificio abandonado con bengalas de humo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (level)
a. alineado
When you park, try to place the car flush with the sidewalk.Al estacionar, trata de colocar el coche alineado con la acera.
b. al ras
The screw has to be perfectly flush with the surface.El tornillo debe quedar perfectamente al ras de la superficie.
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(with money)
a. forrado
Luckily, our department is flush with cash, so we don't have to submit any grant proposals this year.Por suerte, nuestro departamento está forrado de dinero, así que no tenemos que enviar ninguna propuesta de subvención este año.
b. bien de dinero
His family was flush after he reached the settlement in court.Su familia andaba bien de dinero después de llegar a un acuerdo en los tribunales.
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flush
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (beginning)
a.
in the first flush of youthen la primera juventud
in the first flush of enthusiasmen el primer momento de entusiasmo
2. (redness of face)
a. el rubor m, sonrojo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (in cards)
a. el color
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (even)
a.
the door is flush with the wallla puerta no sobresale de la pared
5. (colloquial)
a.
to be flush (with money)estar forrado(a; de dinero)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (toilet)
a.
to flush the toilettirar de la cadena
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (person)
a. ruborizarse, sonrojarse
the lavatory isn't flushing properlyla cisterna (del váter) no funciona bien
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flush [flʌʃ]
noun
1 (blush)
there was a slight flush on his cheeks tenía las mejillas un poco coloradas; she felt a faint flush of colour rising in her face notó que se le dibujaba cierto rubor en el rostro; the pink flush of dawn spread across the sky el arrebol del alba se extendía por el cielo (literary)
2 (glow) [of beauty, health] resplandor (m)
his words brought a flush of beauty to her cheeks
3 (surge) [of anger, excitement] arrebato (m)
she felt a flush of excitement on hearing this al oír esto sintió un arrebato de emoción
he felt a flush of anger when he remembered what had happened
in the first flush of youth en la flor de la juventud
when I met Marianne we were both still in the first flush of youth
in the (first) flush of victory con la euforia del triunfo
in the flush of victory at the end of WW2...
4
to have hot flushes (Med) tener sofocos
intransitive verb
[+person, face] ponerse colorado; sonrojarse; ruborizarse (literary);with de
he flushed with pleasure
flush [flʌʃ]
adjective
1 (level) a ras;with de; al mismo nivel;with que; (DIY) empotrado;with con
a door flush with the wall una puerta al mismo nivel que la pared; to make two things flush nivelar dos cosas
2
to be flush (with money) estar forrado (informal); andar muy bien de dinero
you're lucky - I'm feeling flush today
flush [flʌʃ]
transitive verb
(also flush out) [+game, birds] levantar; [+criminal] sacar de su escondrijo a;
flush [flʌʃ]
noun
(Cards) color (m); flux (m)
flush [flʌʃ]
noun
[of toilet] (device) cisterna (f); (sound) sonido (m) de la cisterna; (action) descarga (f) de agua;
transitive verb
(also flush out) [+sink, yard] limpiar con agua; baldear
we'll need to flush the system with water
to flush the toilet or lavatory tirar de la cadena
drink plenty of water to flush it out of your system
flush away
transitive verb
(down sink) echar al fregadero; (down lavatory) echar al váter;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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