to lie flush against each other meaning, to lie flush against each other definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( flushes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( flushing    present participle)   ( flushed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you flush, your face goes red because you are hot or ill, or because you are feeling a strong emotion such as embarrassment or anger.  
Do you sweat a lot or flush a lot?...      V  
He turned away embarrassed, his face flushing red.      V colour  
      Flush is also a noun., n-count  
There was a slight flush on his cheeks.     
  flushed      adj   oft ADJ with n  
Her face was flushed with anger.     
2       verb   When someone flushes a toilet after using it, they fill the toilet bowl with water in order to clean it, usually by pressing a handle or pulling a chain. You can also say that a toilet flushes.  
She flushed the toilet and went back in the bedroom.      V n  
...the sound of the toilet flushing.      V  
      Flush is also a noun., n-count   usu sing  
He heard the flush of a toilet.     
3       verb   If you flush something down the toilet, you get rid of it by putting it into the toilet bowl and flushing the toilet.  
He was found trying to flush banknotes down the toilet.      V n down n  
4       verb   If you flush a part of your body, you clean it or make it healthier by using a large amount of liquid to get rid of dirt or harmful substances.   (=cleanse)  
Flush the eye with clean cold water for at least 15 minutes...      V n  
      Flush out means the same as flush., phrasal verb `alternative' therapy that gently flushes out the colon to remove toxins.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
5       verb   If you flush dirt or a harmful substance out of a place, you get rid of it by using a large amount of liquid.  
That won't flush out all the sewage, but it should unclog some stinking drains.      V n with out  
6       verb   If you flush people or animals out of a place where they are hiding, you find or capture them by forcing them to come out of that place.  
They flushed them out of their hiding places...      V n out of n  
The Guyana Defence Force is engaged in flushing out illegal Brazilian miners operating in the country.      V n with out  
7       adj   If one object or surface is flushwith another, they are at the same height or distance from something else, so that they form a single smooth surface.  
v-link ADJ, oft ADJ with n   (=level)  
Make sure the tile is flush with the surrounding tiles.     
8       n-sing   Theflush of something is an intense feeling of excitement or pleasure that you have when you are experiencing it and for a short time afterwards.  
N of n  
...the first flush of young love., the flush of victory.      flush out  
    flush 4  

hot flush        ( hot flushes    plural  ) A hot flush is a sudden hot feeling in the skin which women often experience at the time of their menopause.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use hot flash     
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if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
meet; cross each other's lives; be brought together
E.g.:They crossed paths fifteen years ago and they are best friends since then.
to lie lazily (in the sun): lizards bask on rocks, people bask on beaches. Also fig: to bask in someone's reflected glory; to bask in media attention.
a process by which two or more things affect each other
In my science class, I learned the interaction between humans and the Earth is getting more negative because people keep emitting the carbon dioxide.
a process by which two or more things affect each other ()
I learned the idea of interactions in ecosystems. It was hard to understand because there are many kinds of interactions that made me feel confused.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
person who is very important and dear without formally being the spouse
wait for something, usually linked to a previous event, to happen; expect something that can not be avoided to happen
amongst other things said or stated
At the panel she stated her claims inter-alia
synhtetic pyrethroid pesticide C21 H20 CL2 O3 used espacially against insects ticks and mites
software created with the purpose of testing other software
Emergency Medical Services - Polysemic Term used in USA and UK for Prehospital Emergency Services and other countries as the whole chain from Emergency Call to Hospital Intensive Care services.
Care Traduction difficulty !
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
technique used for smoking a marijuana joint in two, consisting in one person inhaling the smoke exhaled by the other one
regional term for flat white bread roll, other terms are bap, batch, cob
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
X, Y and assorted other formats X, Y et divers autres formats
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
A list of blogs on a blog (usually placed in the sidebar of a blog) that reads as a list of recommendations by the blogger of other blogs.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
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