In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(blush)a flush of anger brightened her cheeks — se puso roja de ira
- their words brought an embarrassed flush to his cheeks — sus palabras lo hicieron ruborizarse / sonrojarse (de vergüenza)
- the child had a feverish flush — el niño estaba colorado / rojo por la fiebre
- the first pink flush of dawn in the sky — el primer arrebol del alba en el cielo
- The room's temperature seemed to escalate and a hot flush crept up her face; she was blushing.
- A tingling flush passed over her skin as she entered the field of light that the spell-form was casting up.
- Jennifer smiled at the way Scott blushed, the red flush working its way up from his neck to the top of his face.
- She couldn't control her blush then; she couldn't contain the flush that rose in her cheeks as she remembered her earlier outburst.
- A scarlet flush began at the base of the young officer's neck and moved up to the roots of his hair.
- A flush warms her skin at the realization that she actually left the house wearing such an outfit.
- Ariel tried to control the embarrassed flush that rose in her cheeks.
- She gives a quick intake of breath, and a guilty flush colors her face.
- He ran another hand through his hair to hide the flush of red he could feel coloring his cheeks.
- Despite her flush of embarrassment at the small tradition, she grinned and ran down to them.
- The grin widened, and a slight flush crept across his cheeks.
- Use cheek creams in peach, pink and berry colours to give yourself a healthy flush.
- A flush colored her cheeks as she lowered her focus to the blank envelope.
- She was dressed in all black, as usual, and her pale skin had a slight flush to it, perhaps from efforts to catch up with Mary.
- The only sign of exasperation was the slight flush to her cheeks.
- There was a flush to his tanned skin and his green eyes were unnaturally bright, but there was nothing to indicate the dull haze of alcohol.
- He looked at Jim, feeling the flush that reddened both cheeks.
- He clutched at the light coverlet, pulling it with him as he sat up, a flush coloring his skin.
- There is tenderness over the appendix, often accompanied by a slight fever, a facial flush, and a rapid pulse.
- When I am near her, I can feel the heat, the flush in my skin.
1.2(of anger, passion)arrebato masculinein the first flush of success — con la euforia del triunfo
- in the first flush of youth — en la flor de la juventud
- hot flushes — bochornos
- They had only married two years ago, and Arthur still felt a quick flush of happy excitement whenever he thought of her.
- Cynthia threw her arms around her husband's neck, in a flush of excitement and disbelief.
- Take whatever biochemical state people have in the initial flush of love.
- I felt a small flush of pride though - I had been clean for months.
- ‘We got 171 people out,’ says Clive, with a justified flush of pride.
- Despite the flush of excitement, Brown didn't pay the $8,975 fee Granger sought that day.
- I feel a flush of glee at having called out the president on national television, but the sensation is fleeting.
- He thought back to the flush of excitement that had driven him to propose at seventeen.
- A sudden flush of self-consciousness twitches at the ubiquitous teenage angst and she tugs at the frayed hem of her puffball skirt.
- After a moment, though, it became clear to me that it was a flush of rage as well as embarrassment.
- Martina feels a flush of anger at the realization that her new car is about to disappear.
- Althea felt a flush of rage, a man with such powerful magic was a thief!
- She was talking to him with such patience that I felt a flush of pride.
- Holiday romances will be particularly energetic, but even long-term partners will experience a lusty flush of new love.
- What work I owed I postponed until it had to be churned out in a flush of rage over my being disturbed by it.
- Charlie felt a flush of joy and relief.
- A flush of relief is coursing around my body and I am bear-hugging Penny's rucksack in front of me.
- Kevin again felt the flush of pride to think that a fellow aficionado was so clearly impressed by his labour of love.
- He felt a flush of embarrassed panic.
- He was swept away by him and the flush of inspiration and excitement led to some of his religious masterpieces.
2.1(toilet mechanism)cisterna feminine
- Drinking water came from the sink in the toilet, the flush of which was operated by pulling a metal hanger in the cistern.
- Everyone is impressed by the flush on an aeroplane toilet.
- He cursed out of a regular habit as he pulled the flush down on the toilet.
- I am hopeless at fixing things but when the toilet flush goes wonky I can always tell exactly what is wrong even if I have to get a man in to do something about it.
- Pushing the flush down on the toilet, I stood up slowly.
2.2(action)we gave the pipe a flush with some boiling water — purgamos la cañería con agua caliente
- give the toilet another flush — jálale (a la cadena) otra vez
- Our largest water consumption (about 10 gallons per day) comes from toilet flushes.
- This same amount of water equals 66 flushes per day with old, 20-litre toilets, suggesting that toilets may not be the most important focus for water conservation.
- This can result in several repeat flushes and, therefore, use more water.
- But the latest flush toilets use only six litres per flush.
- Moments later, a flush and water running from a tap were heard before the door was opened once more.
- On the other hand, some low-flow toilets require two flushes to get the job done anyway.
- The latest pressure assisted toilets using under two litres per flush are even more effective.
- For example in most States and Territories all new homes must be fitted with dual flush toilets, using 6 or 3 litres per flush.
- Older toilets, made prior to the 1994 law, use as much as 3.5 to 5 gallons per flush.
- That's almost three flushes on the water-saving toilet we just had installed.
- They were silent for a moment to first hear gagging noises, then a flush of the toilet and then running of water.
- The standard household lavatory, we are told, uses 7.5 litres of water per flush.
- But nearly 27 percent of the toilets surveyed in the Tucson area used more than 2.2 gallons per flush.
- Federal regulations require modern toilets to function on 1.6 gallons per flush or less.
- One flush consumes as much water as the average person in Africa uses for a whole day's drinking, cooking and cleaning.
- The first toilets manufactured to this lower standard caused uproar among builders and homeowners alike because the toilets did not flush solids well, requiring multiple flushes and negating any water savings.
- The faint sounds of a toilet ending its flush filled Jim's ears, and he realized his sense of hearing was back to its ultra-sensitive level.
2to flush the toilet — jalarle (a la cadena) Latin America Southern Cone
- to flush sth down the toilet / away — tirar algo al / echar algo por el wáter
4(drive out)(criminal/person) hacer salir(game) levantar
5(redden)the effort had flushed his cheeks — tenía las mejillas coloradas / estaba rojo por el esfuerzo
- the evening sun flushed the sky a delicate pink — el sol del atardecer tiñó el cielo de un rosa pálido
1(toilet) funcionarthe toilet won't flush — la cisterna no funciona
2(blush)enrojecerponerse rojoruborizarsesonrojarseponerse coloradoher cheeks flushed crimson — sus mejillas se encendieron
1(level)(margin/column) alineadoa flush door — una puerta lisa
- the table is flush with the cabinet — la mesa está alineada con el armario
- the mirror is fitted so as to be flush with the wall — el espejo está empotrado para que no sobresalga de la pared
- flush against the wall — pegado a la pared
2informal(having money)to be flush — andar bien de dinero
1(in cards)flor feminineroyal/straight flush — escalera real/de color feminine
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