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  • v. To force people or animals to leave a place where they are hiding.
  • v. To clean by forcing a lot of water, or other cleaning liquid, through a dirty container or conduit.
  • v. To eliminate other possible hostile bidders in a takeover attempt.


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  • That was the setup we agreed to through Little Skag before I got out — I'd be point man and Judas goat for you and flush out whoever's betraying you.


  • Having defeated the slaves in battle, he then took a week to dispose of the dead, and flush out those pockets of servile resistance, before he moved on to Triocala, where the slaves who survived the battle had gone to earth.

    The First Man in Rome

  • What with the explosion of semimodal usage, I needed to get this off my chest in the sense of “wanted to,” because I like to flush out vogue uses.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Chlorophyll speeds slimming by helping heal and detox the liver so it can break down and flush out toxins.



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  • To harry something out of a hiding place. NOT to be confused with flesh out.

    June 18, 2009