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flatten Explained

flatten at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


flatten at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 also flatten out : [I and T] to make something flat or flatter, or to become flat or flatter// --Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough.// --The land flattened out as we neared the coast.//
2 [T] to destroy a building or town by knocking it down, bombing it etc: level// --Hundreds of homes were flattened by the tornado.//
3 flatten yourself against sth: to press your body against something// --I flattened myself against the wall.//
4 [T] informal to defeat someone completely and easily in a game, argument etc: --We flattened them 6-0.//
5 [T] informal to hit someone very hard:

flatten at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

108 Moby Thesaurus words for "flatten":
align, assimilate to, balance, beat down, bend, blow down, break,
break down, bring down, bulldoze, burn down, cast down, chop down,
conquer, crush, cut down, dab, damp, demolish, disentangle, down,
drag, dress, dub, equalize, equilibrize, even, extend, fell, floor,
flush, grade, grease, ground, harmonize, harrow, homogenize,
humble, knock, knock down, knock out, knock over, lay, lay down,
lay flat, lay level, lay low, lay out, level, lubricate,
make uniform, master, mow, mow down, normalize, oil, override,
plane, planish, plaster, press out, prostrate, pull down, put down,
put straight, quell, rase, raze, rectify, reduce, regularize,
regulate, ride down, roll, roll flat, set straight, shave, sit up,
smash, smooth, smooth down, smooth out, smoothen, stabilize,
stand up, standardize, steamroll, steamroller, stereotype,
straighten, straighten out, straighten up, subdue, subjugate,
suppress, symmetrize, take down, tear down, throw down,
trample down, trample underfoot, tread underfoot, unbend, uncurl,
uniformize, unkink, unsnarl, vanquish

flatten at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Average): average, neutralize, flatten, split the difference, take the average, reduce to a mean, strike a balance, pair off.

[V] (Horizontality): be horizontal, lie, recline, couch, lie down, lie flat, lie prostrate, sprawl, loll, sit down, lay down, lay out, level, flatten, prostrate, knock down, fell.

[V] (Flatness): render flat, flatten, level, even.

flatten at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 to become or make sth become flat or flatter:
[V] The cookies will flatten slightly while cooking. * [VN] These exercises will help to flatten your stomach. * He flattened his hair down with gel. * The bird is recognizable by its flattened beak. * Roll the dough into balls and flatten slightly.
2 [VN] to destroy or knock down a building, tree, etc:
Most of the factory was flattened by the explosion.
3 [VN] (informal) to defeat sb easily in a competition, argument, etc:
Our team was flattened this evening!
4 [VN] (informal) to hit sb very hard so that they fall down:
He flattened the intruder with a single punch. * I'll flatten you if you do that again!
5 [VN] (music) to sing or play a note lower
flatten sth / yourself against / on sb/sth to press sth/your body against sb/sth:
She flattened her nose against the window and looked in. * Greg flattened himself against the wall to let me pass.
flatten out
1 to gradually become completely flat:
The hills first rose steeply then flattened out towards the sea.
2 to stop growing or going up:
Export growth has started to flatten out.
flatten sth<->out to make sth completely flat

Flatten at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flatten \Flat"ten\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flattened}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Flattening}.] [From {Flat}, a.]
1. To reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness;
to make flat; to level; to make plane.

2. To throw down; to bring to the ground; to prostrate;
hence, to depress; to deject; to dispirit.

3. To make vapid or insipid; to render stale.

4. (Mus.) To lower the pitch of; to cause to sound less
sharp; to let fall from the pitch.

{To flatten a sail} (Naut.), to set it more nearly
fore-and-aft of the vessel.

{Flattening oven}, in glass making, a heated chamber in which
split glass cylinders are flattened for window glass.

Flatten \Flat"ten\, v. i.
To become or grow flat, even, depressed dull, vapid,
spiritless, or depressed below pitch.

flatten at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


To remove structural information, especially to filter
something with an implicit tree structure into a simple
sequence of leaves; also tends to imply mapping to
{flat ASCII}. "This code flattens an expression with
parentheses into an equivalent {canonical} form."

[{Jargon File}]

flatten at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: make flat or flatter; "flatten a road"; "flatten your
stomach with these exercises"
2: become flat or flatter; "The landscape flattened" [syn: {flatten
3: lower the pitch of (musical notes) [syn: {drop}] [ant: {sharpen}]

flatten at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a



* Inter: rhymes » ætən


Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To make something flat or flatter.
    1. : As there was a lot of damage, we chose the heavy roller to flatten the pitch.
    2. : Mary would flatten the dough before rolling it into pretzels.
    3. Inter: reflexiv » e To press one's body tightly against a surface, such as a wall or floor, especially in order to avoid being seen or harmed.
    4. 1994, Category: w - :Stephen Fry|Stephen Fry, Category: w - :The Hippopotamus|The Hippopotamus, ch. 2:
    5. : With a bolt of fright he remembered that there was no bathroom in the Hob-house Room. He leapt along the corridor in a panic, stopping by the long-case clock at the end where he flattened himself against the wall.
    6. Inter: transitiv » e To knock down or lay low.
    7. : The prize fighter quickly flattened his challenger.
    8. Inter: intransitiv » e To become flat or flatter.
    9. Inter: intransitiv » e To be knocked down or laid low.
    10. Inter: musi » c To lower by a semitone.


      Inter: trans-top » to make something flat

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سطح|tr=saṭṭaḥ|sc=Arab
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|بطط|tr=baṭaṭ|sc=Arab, Inter: tø » arz|سطح|tr=saṭṭaḥ|sc=Arab
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|изравнявам|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|изглаждам|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|planejar
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zploštit, Inter: t- » cs|zplacatit, Inter: t- » cs|splácnout
  • Danish: jævne
  • Finnish: litistää, puristaa litteäksi, tasoittaa

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|aplatir
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|appiattire
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|spłaszczyć, Inter: t+ » pl|wyrównać, Inter: t+ » pl|równać
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|раскатывать|sc=Cyrl|tr=raskátyvat'|alt=раска́тывать Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|раскатать|sc=Cyrl|tr=raskatát'|alt=раската́ть Inter: pf » . (by rolling); Inter: t+ » ru|разглаживать|sc=Cyrl|tr=razgláživat'|alt=разгла́живать Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|разгладить|sc=Cyrl|tr=razgládit'|alt=разгла́дить Inter: pf » .;

    Inter: t+ » ru|плющить|sc=Cyrl|tr=pljúščit'|alt=плю́щить Inter: imp » f,
    Inter: t+ » ru|расплющивать|sc=Cyrl|tr=raspljúščivat'|alt=расплю́щивать Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|расплющить|sc=Cyrl|tr=raspljúščit'|alt=расплю́щить Inter: pf » . (unintencionally or maliciously)
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to knock down or lay low
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|просвам|sc=Cyrl
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|uzemnit, Inter: t- » cs|srazit k zemi, Inter: t- » cs|rozdrtit
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|atterrare

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|położyć, Inter: t+ » pl|kłaść, Inter: t- » pl|zwalić, Inter: t- » pl|zwalać
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|размазать|sc=Cyrl|tr=razmázat'|alt=разма́зать Inter: pf » .

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to become flat
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zploštit se, Inter: t- » cs|zplacatit se, Inter: t- » cs|splácnout se
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|appiattirsi

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|spłaszczyć się, Inter: t+ » pl|wyrównać się

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English ergative verbs -
    Category: Category:English intransitive verbs -
    Category: Category:English transitive verbs -
    Translation: cs » flatten
    Translation: et » flatten
    Translation: fr » flatten
    Translation: ko » flatten
    Translation: io » flatten
    Translation: it » flatten
    Translation: kn » flatten
    Translation: hu » flatten
    Translation: mg » flatten
    Translation: my » flatten
    Translation: ja » flatten
    Translation: pl » flatten
    Category: simple:flatten -
    Translation: fi » flatten
    Translation: sv » flatten
    Translation: ta » flatten
    Translation: te » flatten
    Translation: vi » flatten
    Translation: zh » flatten

    flåtten at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: head » no|noun form|head=flåtten {{m}}
  • Inter: singular definite of » flått|lang=no