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phrasal verb

flush out

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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
he/she/itflushes out
present participleflushing out
past tenseflushed out
past participleflushed out

Related meanings

  1. 1
    to clean something using a lot of water

    Flush the pipes out with clean water.

    1. a.
      to remove something by pouring a lot of water through the place where it is

      Use plain water to flush out the debris.

      flush something out of something:

      Drinking plenty of water helps to flush harmful substances out of your body.

  2. 2
    same as flush1 (sense 4)

    The hounds are sent in to flush out the fox.

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