flush out

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flush something out

to clean something out with a flow of liquid. Flush the fuel line out to clean it. Please flush out the fuel line and clean it.
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flush out somebody/something

also flush somebody/something out
to force a person or animal to stop hiding The military stormed the building and set it on fire to flush out the militants hidden inside. A hunting dog's job is to flush out whatever it is you're hunting.
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flush out something

also flush something out
to cause something to become obvious We ran the new computer system for a week to flush out any problems with the software.
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flush out

1. To empty or clean something by a flow of water or liquid: After coming in contact with the caustic substance, she flushed out her eye, which was red and puffy. The school nurse flushed the child's eyes out after he got fingerpaint in them.
2. To cause something to leave or be removed from something with a flow of water or liquid: She ran to the sink to flush out the dirt from her cut. My tears flushed the sand out of my eye.
3. To frighten someone or something from a concealed place: The golden retriever jumped into the reeds and flushed out the ducks. The passing car flushed the birds out of the thicket.
4. To drive or force someone into the open: The sniper is hiding in one of the buildings to the south and won't be easy to flush out. The army pledged to flush all insurgents out of the village.
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Hounds of the David Davies Hunt, Llandinam, stay caged (above) as the new law allows only two dogs to flush out foxes (right) - forcing the hunt to set out without its pack (below; League Against Cruel Sports members monitor the Flint and Denbigh hunt at Coed Coch estate on Saturday; Pictures: ARVID PARRY JONES; Eryri Hunt hounds gather in front of well-wishers at Beddgelert to follow a scent trail - the hounds killed a fox said to have been flushed accidentally Picture: ARWYN ROBERTS; Members of the Flint and Denbigh Hunt riding over the hilltops of Denbighshire
When there was a lot of space available, he says, it made sense to flush out prospects from your neighbor.
If one has pocket jacks and one is a club, the odds swell to almost 60 percent in favor of your opponent with the addition of the open-ended straight draw with the flush outs.