flush (someone or something) out of (some thing or place)

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flush (someone or something) out of (some thing or place)

1. To use liquids to expel something from something else. I was able to flush that debris out of my eyes, thank goodness.
2. To force someone or something out of hiding. That loud crash flushed a stray cat out of our shed. Police have the suspect surrounded and are hoping to flush him out of the building with tear gas.
See also: flush, of, out, thing
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Later, engine is shut down and allowed to cool before the flushing agent is flushed out of the cooling system.
Health experts have warned homeowners to protect their homes against "huge numbers" of rats flushed out of sewers by the heavy rain and floods drenching the country.
The pest control industry has estimated that the number of call-outs for rat-catchers in flood-hit areas is up by 25 percent, as rats flushed out of sewers start to invade homes.