flush collocations and examples

 UK /flʌʃ/

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if someone flushes, their face becomes red

Adjectives frequently used after flush
crimson, pink, redSigns of overheating are: ears flushing red and rapid shallow breathing.
Adverbs frequently used with flush
angrily, deeply, guiltily, a little, slightly“I’ll be glad to be of service, sir,” he said, flushing slightly.
Nouns frequently used after flush with
anger, embarrassment, enthusiasm, excitement, joy, pleasure, prideI felt my face flushing with anger as I was forced to listen to his comments.

Usage note

You can also say that someone or something is flushed with anger, excitement etc: She was flushed with pride as she went up to receive her prize.

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