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flush away

To use water in a forceful manner to remove something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flush" and "away." I'll get the hose and flush away some of this dirt.
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flush something away

to wash something unwanted away. Flush all this mess away! Fred flushed away all the leaves on the sidewalk.
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She added: "Sewer blockages are often caused by inappropriate items being flushed away and the build-up of cooking oils and fats which are poured down the sink.
Flushed Away (2006/U) (Film4, 3.20pm - 5.05pm) A pet rodent is flushed down a toilet and winds up stranded in a vast rat underground city in London's sewers.
Stand-in Morton player-boss Jim McAlister told how he came out the toilet to find their management duo had been flushed away.
It uses water and harmless Bioactivator to break down the dog waste naturally, which can be flushed away safely, without odour, into the surrounding soil.
"The water from the streets went to the coastal area and flushed away some portion of the seaboard.
Among the most frightening things found by water workers was a dead python and a red-bellied piranha, both suspected to be unwanted pets flushed away after they had died.
She narrated 'The Fox and the Child' and voiced characters in 'Mary and the Witch's Flower', 'Flushed Away', and a 2001 adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol'.
A WEST Midlands council wants to dispose of the dead through water cremation where corpses are liquefied and flushed away by a machine called The Resomator.
Irineu Aloisio Huber, 66, died in the town of Campina das Missoes, in the state's northwestern region, as the flood of the Pessegueirinho River, with the water level rising nine meters above its usual levels, flushed away the victim's house.
ANOTHER cannabis factory has been flushed away after police found dozens of plants growing in a luxury Birmingham city flat - including some in an en suite bathroom.
Kevin says it was rumoured that the police themselves used some of the sugar in the Peel Street station and, when Tony was arrested, much of it was flushed away by embarrassed customers.
The matrix includes at least one fiber having an outer surface and metallic silver attached to the outer surface, the silver having a metallic silver surface area, attachment of the silver to the outer surface consisting essentially of chemical and/or physical bonds other than bonds formed by liquid matrix or dispersing media for the silver, whereby the silver is immobilized relative to the fiber surface so that the metallic silver surface area is accessible to the body fluids and the silver cannot be flushed away from the fiber during use of the sanitary article.
Cotton buds, condoms, tampons, tampon applicators and sanitary towels are being flushed away and are ending up in our rivers and on our beaches, which is not only an eyesore but dangerous to anyone who visits the beach - be they human or animal.
Cotton buds, condoms, tampons, tampon applicators and sanitary towels are being flushed away. "But sewerage networks and waste water treatment works are not specifically designed to remove these sort of items and unfortunately more and more are ending up in our rivers and then on our beaches.
So it was with no small amount of hesitation that Aardman's overseers set out to find a new American backer after their split with DreamWorks in 2007--the end of a decade-long run that resulted in three features--"Chicken Run," "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" and "Flushed Away"--and an Academy Award for "Wallace" as top animated feature of 2005.