from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. Games To bluff in poker with a four flush.
  • intransitive v. Slang To make empty claims; bluff.

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  • v. To bluff, especially in poker


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  • A six of spades came on the turn, giving Stuey a four-flush to go with his pair of fives.

    One of a Kind

  • Duty calls and finds most men holding nothing but a four-flush.

    The Silly Syclopedia

  • If Mae wouldn't four-flush and act like the Belle of the Moulin Rouge, she'd be the nithest girl you ever met.

    Jill the Reckless

  • Now an 'then I caught somethin' like low-down an 'sneak an' four-flush an 'long-haired skunk, but for the most part they was just the cussedest kind of names.

    The Man of the Forest

  • I want Riggs shown up as the coward, braggart, four-flush that he is.

    The Man of the Forest

  • "If Riggs follows me and tries any of his four-flush desperado games he'll have his hands full," said Bo, grimly.

    The Man of the Forest

  • And I know the West well enough now to be sure that four-flush doesn't belong here and can't last here.

    The Man of the Forest

  • An 'every town you ride into will scare up some cowpuncher full of booze or a long-haired four-flush gunman or a sheriff -- an' these men will be playin 'to the crowd an' yellin 'for your blood.

    The Lone Star Ranger

  • An 'I've no use fer these four-flush cowboys thet' re always lookin 'fer trouble an' talkin 'gun-play.

    The Lone Star Ranger

  • An 'don't you always want to meet a real man, not a four-flush?

    The Lone Star Ranger


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