flush (the act of cleaning a toilet with a sudden flow of water)

Hello Alan, Mister Micawber, Beeesneees, Mordant, Esl_Expert and other native English speakers,


au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/7658 … n-toilets/
Mobile phones can harbour 18 times more living bacteria than a [color=red]flush on a men’s toilet, according to research for consumer group Which?

What do you call what the hand is touching? Is that called a [color=red]flush?

The word “flush” means “the act of cleaning a toilet with a sudden flow of water,” doesn’t it?

As far as I’m concerned, that’s a ‘cistern handle’ or a ‘flush handle’.

Thank you, B.

[size=150]Mobile phones can harbour 18 times more living bacteria than a [color=darkblue]flush on a men’s toilet, according to research for consumer group Which?[/size]

Does [color=darkblue]flush mean “the act of cleaning a toilet with a sudden flow of water”?

In this case, I’m sure that they haven’t thought it through and they mean the handle rather than the act.

You are correct about the meaning and you are being far more precise than yahoo news are being about it.

Thank you, B.

Let’s chill out.