flush out


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flush out

1. To use liquids to expel something from something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flush" and "out." If you get debris in your eyes, be sure to flush them out with water immediately.
2. To force someone or something out of hiding. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flush" and "out." That loud crash flushed out a stray cat from under our porch. Police have the suspect surrounded and are hoping to flush him out with tear gas.
See also: flush, out

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

v.
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.
See also: flush, out
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Although owners can achieve LEED credits for a flush out, many building contractors and HVAC suppliers don't recommend it, and with good reason, says Turner.
The press release said security forces are carrying out search and cordon operation in Charmang Tehsil of Bajur to flush out the terrorists from the area.
BODY BRUSHING Using a body brush daily on dry skin will increase circulation and help flush out the toxins that cause cellulite.
It reads: ``Given the extent of forestry cover in Wales, the prescribed exemption for two dogs to flush out foxes will be totally inadequate in all but the very smallest plantations.
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. It also would be reasonable for someone holding popular connecting cards like Q-J or 6-7 to flop the straight.