flush vs kick what difference

what is difference between flush and kick

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈflʌʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌʃ

Etymology 1

From Middle English flusshen, fluschen, of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to Middle English flasshen, flasschen, flaschen, see flash; or a Middle English blend of flowen (to flow) +‎ guschen (to gush). Compare with German flutschen.

Noun

flush (plural flushes)

  1. A group of birds that have suddenly started up from undergrowth, trees etc.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.2:
      As when a Faulcon hath with nimble flight / Flowne at a flush of Ducks foreby the brooke […].

Verb

flush (third-person singular simple present flushes, present participle flushing, simple past and past participle flushed)

  1. (transitive) To cause to take flight from concealment.
  2. (intransitive) To take suddenly to flight, especially from cover.
    • 1613, William Browne, Britannia’s Pastorals
      flushing from one spray unto another
    • 1972, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Defense, Department of Defense Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1973 (page 460)
      AWACS is survivable due to its ability to flush on warning, to maneuver at jet speeds, to maintain awareness of the developing air situation and to command weapons as appropriate, including weapons for its own defense.
Translations

Etymology 2

Same as Etymology 3, according to the American Heritage Dictionary.

Adjective

flush (comparative flusher, superlative flushest)

  1. Smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.
  2. Wealthy or well off.
  3. (typography) 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.
    • 1712, John Arbuthnot, The History of John Bull
      Lord Strut was not very flush in ready.
Synonyms
  • (typography): double-clean, flush left and right, forced, forced justified, force justified, justified
Derived terms
  • flush left, flush right, flush left and right
Translations

Etymology 3

Probably from Etymology 1 according to the American Heritage Dictionary.

Noun

flush (plural flushes)

  1. A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.
    • in manner of a wave or flush
  2. Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.
  3. A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow.
    • 1830, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Madeline
      the flush of anger’d shame
  4. Any tinge of red colour like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of blood.
  5. A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement, animation, etc.
Translations

Verb

flush (third-person singular simple present flushes, present participle flushing, simple past and past participle flushed)

  1. (transitive) To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.
  2. (transitive) Particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing a large amount of water.
  3. (intransitive) To become suffused with reddish color due to embarrassment, excitement, overheating, or other systemic disturbance, to blush.
    • 1872, The Argosy. Edited by Mrs. Henry Wood. Volume XIV. July to December, 1872, London, p. 60 (Google)
      She turned, laughing at the surprise, and flushing with pleasure.
  4. (transitive) To cause to blush.
    • Nor flush with shame the passing virgin’s cheek.
    • 1925, Fruit of the Flower, by Countee Cullen
      “Who plants a seed begets a bud, — Extract of that same root; — Why marvel at the hectic blood — That flushes this wild fruit?”
  5. To cause to be full; to flood; to overflow; to overwhelm with water.
  6. (transitive) To excite, inflame.
    • , “Against Long Extemporary Prayers”
      such things as can only feed his pride and flush his ambition
  7. (intransitive, of a toilet) To be cleansed by being flooded with generous quantities of water.
  8. (transitive, computing) To clear (a buffer) of its contents.
  9. To flow and spread suddenly; to rush.
    • 1545, John Bale, The Image of Both Churches
      the flushing noise of many waters
  10. To show red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
  11. (masonry) To fill in (joints); to point the level; to make them flush.
  12. (mining, intransitive) To operate a placer mine, where the continuous supply of water is insufficient, by holding back the water, and releasing it periodically in a flood.
  13. (mining) To fill underground spaces, especially in coal mines, with material carried by water, which, after drainage, constitutes a compact mass.
  14. (intransitive, transitive) To dispose or be disposed of by flushing down a toilet
Usage notes

In sense “turn red with embarrassment”, blush is more common. More finely, in indicating the actual change, blush is usual – “He blushed with embarrassment” – but in indicating state, flushed is also common – “He was flushed with excitement”.

Synonyms
  • (turn red with embarrassment): blush
Translations

Etymology 4

Probably from Middle French flus (flow), cognate with flux.

Noun

flush (plural flushes)

  1. (poker) A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.
Derived terms
Descendants
  • French: flush
  • Korean: 플러쉬 (peulleoswi)
  • Portuguese: flush
Translations

See also


French

Etymology

From English flush.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flœʃ/

Noun

flush m (plural flushs)

  1. (poker) flush
  2. (anglicism) flush (reddening of the face)
  3. (anglicism, IT) emptying of the cache

Synonyms

  • (poker): couleur

Derived terms

  • quinte flush

Derived terms

  • flusher

Portuguese

Etymology

From English flush.

Noun

flush m (plural flushes)

  1. (poker) flush (hand consisting of all cards with the same suit)


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɪk/, [kʰɪk]
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Etymology 1

From Middle English kiken (to strike out with the foot), from Old Norse kikna (to sink at the knees) and keikja (to bend backwards) (compare Old Norse keikr (bent backwards, the belly jutting forward)), from Proto-Germanic *kaikaz (bent backwards), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Germanic *kī-, *kij- (to split, dodge, swerve sidewards), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵeyH- (to sprout, shoot). Compare also Dutch kijken (to look), Middle Low German kīken (to look, watch). See keek.

Verb

kick (third-person singular simple present kicks, present participle kicking, simple past and past participle kicked)

  1. (transitive) To strike or hit with the foot or other extremity of the leg.
    Did you kick your brother?
    • 1895, George MacDonald, Lilith, Chapter XII: Friends and Foes,
      I was cuffed by the women and kicked by the men because I would not swallow it.
    • 1905, Fielding H. Yost, Football for Player and Spectator, Chapter 6,
      A punt is made by letting the ball drop from the hands and kicking it just before it touches the ground.
    • 1919, Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, The Teacher: concerning Kate Swift,
      Will Henderson, who had on a light overcoat and no overshoes, kicked the heel of his left foot with the toe of the right.
  2. (intransitive) To make a sharp jerking movement of the leg, as to strike something.
    He enjoyed the simple pleasure of watching the kickline kick.
    • 1877, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty, Chapter 1: My Early Home
      Sometimes we had rather rough play, for they would frequently bite and kick as well as gallop.
    • 1904, Stratemeyer Syndicate, The Bobbsey Twins, Chapter II: Rope Jumping, and What Followed,
      “If you did that, I’d kick,” answered Freddie, and began to kick real hard into the air.
  3. (transitive) To direct to a particular place by a blow with the foot or leg.
    Kick the ball into the goal.
    • 1905, Fielding H. Yost, Football for Player and Spectator, Chapter 7,
      Sometimes he can kick the ball forward along the ground until it is kicked in goal, where he can fall on it for a touchdown.
  4. (with “off” or “out”) To eject summarily.
    • 1936 October, Robert E. Howard, The Conquerin’ Hero of the Humbolts, published in Action Stories
      “He’s been mad at me ever since I fired him off’n my payroll. After I kicked him off’n my ranch he run for sheriff, and the night of the election everybody was so drunk they voted for him by mistake, or for a joke, or somethin’, and since he’s been in office he’s been lettin’ the sheepmen steal me right out of house and home.”
    • 1976 February 3, Bill Gates, An Open Letter to Hobbyists,
      They are the ones who give hobbyists a bad name, and should be kicked out of any club meeting they show up at.
  5. (intransitive, Internet) To forcibly remove a participant from an online activity.
    He was kicked by ChanServ for flooding.
  6. (transitive, slang) To overcome (a bothersome or difficult issue or obstacle); to free oneself of (a problem).
    I still smoke, but they keep telling me to kick the habit.
  7. To move or push suddenly and violently.
    He was kicked sideways by the force of the blast.
    • 2011, Tom Andry, Bob Moore: No Hero
      The back of the car kicked out violently, forcing me to steer into the slide and accelerate in order to maintain control.
  8. (of a firearm) To recoil; to push by recoiling.
    • 2003, Jennifer C. D. Groomes, The Falcon Project, page 174,
      Lying on the ground, when fired, it kicked me back a foot. There was no way a person my size was going to be able to do an effective job with this gun.
    • 2006, Daniel D. Scherschel, Maple Grove, page 81,
      I asked my sister Jeanette if she wanted to shoot the 12 ga. shotgun. She replied, “does it kick“?
  9. (chess, transitive) To attack (a piece) in order to force it to move.
  10. (intransitive, cycling) To accelerate quickly with a few pedal strokes in an effort to break away from other riders.
    Contador kicks again to try to rid himself of Rasmussen.
  11. (intransitive) To show opposition or resistance.
  12. (printing, historical) To work a press by impact of the foot on a treadle.
Descendants
  • German: kicken
  • Welsh: cicio
Translations

Noun

kick (plural kicks)

  1. A hit or strike with the leg, foot or knee.
    A kick to the knee.
    • 1890, Jacob Riis, How the Other Half Lives, Chapter VII: A Raid on the Stable-Beer Dives,
      A kick of his boot-heel sent the door flying into the room.
    • 2011, Phil McNulty, Euro 2012: Montenegro 2-2 England [1]
      Elsad Zverotic gave Montenegro hope with a goal with the last kick of the first half – and when Rooney was deservedly shown red by referee Wolfgang Stark, England were placed under pressure they could not survive.
  2. The action of swinging a foot or leg.
    The ballerina did a high kick and a leap.
  3. (colloquial) Something that tickles the fancy; something fun or amusing.
    I finally saw the show. What a kick!
    I think I sprained something on my latest exercise kick.
  4. (Internet) The removal of a person from an online activity.
  5. (figuratively) Any bucking motion of an object that lacks legs or feet.
    The car had a nasty kick the whole way.
    The pool ball took a wild kick, up off the table.
  6. (uncountable and countable) Piquancy.
    • 2002, Ellen and Michael Albertson, Temptations, Fireside, →ISBN, page 124 [2]:
      Add a little cascabel pepper to ordinary tomato sauce to give it a kick.
    • 2003, Sheree Bykofsky and Megan Buckley, Sexy City Cocktails, Adams Media, →ISBN, page 129 [3]:
      For extra kick, hollow out a lime, float it on top of the drink, and fill it with tequila.
    • 2007 August 27, Anthony Lane, “Lone Sailors”, The New Yorker, volume 83, Issues 22-28
      The first time I saw “Deep Water,” the trace of mystery in the Crowhurst affair gave the movie a kick of excitement.
  7. A stimulation provided by an intoxicating substance.
  8. (soccer) A pass played by kicking with the foot.
  9. (soccer) The distance traveled by kicking the ball.
    a long kick up the field.
  10. A recoil of a gun.
  11. (informal) Pocket.
  12. An increase in speed in the final part of a running race.
  13. (film, television) Synonym of kicker (backlight positioned at an angle)
Quotations
  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:kick.
Descendants
  • German: Kick
  • Irish: cic
Translations

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Shortening of kick the bucket.

Verb

kick (third-person singular simple present kicks, present participle kicking, simple past and past participle kicked)

  1. (intransitive) To die.

Etymology 3

Shortening of kick ass

Verb

kick (third-person singular simple present kicks, present participle kicking, simple past and past participle kicked)

  1. (slang, intransitive) To be emphatically excellent.
    That band really kicks.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Etymology 1

Borrowing from English kick.

Noun

kick m (plural kicks)

  1. kick, thrill (something that excites or gives pleasure)

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

kick

  1. first-person singular present indicative of kicken
  2. imperative of kicken

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [kɪk]
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Verb

kick

  1. singular imperative of kicken
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of kicken

Yola

Verb

kick

  1. Alternative form of kink

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