Flush is a young adult novel by Carl Hiaasen first published in 2005, and set in Hiaasen's native Florida. It is his second young adult novel, after Hoot. The plot is similar to Hoot but it doesn't have the same cast and is not a continuation.

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  1. A group of birds that have suddenly started up from undergrowth, trees etc.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.
  2. Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.
  3. A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.
  4. A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow.
  5. Any tinge of red colour like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of blood.
    the flush on the side of a peach; the flush on the clouds at sunset
  6. A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement, animation, etc.
    a flush of joy


  1. To cause to take flight from concealment.
    The hunters flushed the tiger from the canebrake.
  2. To take suddenly to flight, especially from cover.
    A covey of quail flushed from the undergrowth.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.
    Flush the injury with plenty of water.
  2. Particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing a large amount of water.
  3. To become suffused with reddish color due to embarrassment, excitement, overheating, or other systemic disturbance, to blush.
    The damsel flushed at the scoundrel's suggestion.
  4. To cause to blush.
  5. To cause to be full; to flood; to overflow; to overwhelm with water.
    to flush the meadows
  6. To excite, inflame.
  7. To be cleansed by being flooded with generous quantities of water.
    There must be somebody home: I just heard the toilet flushing.
  8. To clear (a buffer) of its contents.
  9. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush.
    Blood flushes into the face.
  10. To show red; to shine suddenly; to glow.


  1. smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.
    Sand down the excess until it is flush with the surface.
  2. wealthy or well off.
    He just got a bonus so he's flush today.
  3. Short for flush left and right; a body of text aligned with both its left and right margins.
  4. Full of vigour; fresh; glowing; bright.
  5. Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal.

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