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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/they
he/she/itflushes out
present participleflushing out
past tenseflushed out
past participleflushed out

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  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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