Posted by TheFallen on June 04, 2003
In Reply to: Flushed Out posted by ESC on June 04, 2003
: : Need help again.
: : We should wait until this thing is more
: : fully flushed out. Then, we will see what
: : we should do next.
: : what does "more fully flushed out" mean here?
: : Thanks!
: Could it be "fleshed out"?
I don't think so. The following from the American Heritage Dictionary:
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1. To frighten (a game bird, for example) from cover.
2. To drive or force into the open: The police fired tear gas to flush out the terrorists.
1. To dart out or fly from cover.
1. A bird or flock of birds that has been frightened from cover.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English flusshen.
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To flush something out is to expose it, or to reveal its true nature and/or purpose.