New York village established 1645 by English Puritans (now a neighborhood in Queens), an English corruption of Dutch Vlissingen, name of Dutch town where the Puritans had taken refuge, literally "flowing" (so called for its location on an estuary of the West Scheldt), and thus perhaps distantly related to flush (v.1).
1. The police succeeded in flushing the criminal from their secret meeting place.
2. The Guyana Defence Force is engaged in flushing out illegal Brazilian miners operating in the country.
3. He turned away embarrassed, his face flushing red.
4. The lavatory won't flush; I've tried flushing It'several times, but it won't work.
5. Its flushing action is impaired by the surrounding islands.