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flat·ten

 (flăt′n)
v. flat·tened, flat·ten·ing, flat·tens
v.tr.
1. To make flat or flatter.
2. To knock down; lay low: The boxer was flattened with one punch.
v.intr.
To become flat or flatter.

flat′ten·er n.

flatten

(ˈflætən)
vb
1. (sometimes foll by out) to make or become flat or flatter
2. (tr) informal
a. to knock down or injure; prostrate
b. to crush or subdue: failure will flatten his self-esteem.
3. (Music, other) (tr) music to lower the pitch of (a note) by one chromatic semitone. Usual US word: flat
4. (Aeronautics) (foll by: out) to manoeuvre an aircraft into horizontal flight, esp after a dive
ˈflattener n

flat•ten

(ˈflæt n)

v.t.
1. to make flat (sometimes fol. by out).
2. to knock down; fell.
v.i.
3. to become flat (sometimes fol. by out).
4. flatten out, to fly (an aircraft) into a horizontal position, as after a dive.
[1620–30]
flat′ten•er, n.

flatten


Past participle: flattened
Gerund: flattening

Imperative
flatten
flatten
Present
I flatten
you flatten
he/she/it flattens
we flatten
you flatten
they flatten
Preterite
I flattened
you flattened
he/she/it flattened
we flattened
you flattened
they flattened
Present Continuous
I am flattening
you are flattening
he/she/it is flattening
we are flattening
you are flattening
they are flattening
Present Perfect
I have flattened
you have flattened
he/she/it has flattened
we have flattened
you have flattened
they have flattened
Past Continuous
I was flattening
you were flattening
he/she/it was flattening
we were flattening
you were flattening
they were flattening
Past Perfect
I had flattened
you had flattened
he/she/it had flattened
we had flattened
you had flattened
they had flattened
Future
I will flatten
you will flatten
he/she/it will flatten
we will flatten
you will flatten
they will flatten
Future Perfect
I will have flattened
you will have flattened
he/she/it will have flattened
we will have flattened
you will have flattened
they will have flattened
Future Continuous
I will be flattening
you will be flattening
he/she/it will be flattening
we will be flattening
you will be flattening
they will be flattening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flattening
you have been flattening
he/she/it has been flattening
we have been flattening
you have been flattening
they have been flattening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flattening
you will have been flattening
he/she/it will have been flattening
we will have been flattening
you will have been flattening
they will have been flattening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flattening
you had been flattening
he/she/it had been flattening
we had been flattening
you had been flattening
they had been flattening
Conditional
I would flatten
you would flatten
he/she/it would flatten
we would flatten
you would flatten
they would flatten
Past Conditional
I would have flattened
you would have flattened
he/she/it would have flattened
we would have flattened
you would have flattened
they would have flattened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.flatten - make flat or flatter; "flatten a road"; "flatten your stomach with these exercises"
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
steamroll, steamroller - make level or flat with a steamroller; "steamroll the roads"
splat - split open and flatten for cooking; "splat fish over an open fire"
roll out, roll - flatten or spread with a roller; "roll out the paper"
laminate - press or beat (metals) into thin sheets
2.flatten - become flat or flatter; "The landscape flattened"
change form, change shape, deform - assume a different shape or form
splat - flatten on impact; "The snowballs splatted on the trees"
press - place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
3.flatten - lower the pitch of (musical notes)
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
sharpen - raise the pitch of (musical notes)

flatten

verb
1. level, roll, plaster, squash, compress, trample, iron out, even out, smooth off How do you put enough pressure on to the metal to flatten it?
2. destroy, level, ruin, demolish, knock down, pull down, tear down, throw down, bulldoze, raze, remove Bombing raids flattened much of the area.
3. (Informal) knock down, fell, floor, deck (slang), bowl over, prostrate, knock off your feet I've never seen a woman flatten someone like that!
4. (Informal) crush, beat, defeat, trounce, master, worst, overwhelm, conquer, lick (informal), undo, subdue, rout, overpower, quell, clobber (slang), vanquish, run rings around (informal), wipe the floor with (informal), make mincemeat of (informal), blow out of the water (slang) In the squash court his aim is to flatten me.

flatten

verb
1. To make even, smooth, or level:
2. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow:
Slang: deck.
Idiom: lay low.
Translations
يسير أفقيا، َنْبَسِط
zploštit senarovnat serozdrtitsplácnoutsplácnout se
blive fladt
lapossá válik
fletja
sploštiť sa
sploščitizravnati
düzleş mek

flatten

[ˈflætn]
A. VT
1. (= compress, squash) [+ road, grass] → allanar, aplanar; [+ hair, paper] → alisar
flatten the dough with a rolling pinaplanar or extender la masa con un rodillo
I flattened myself against the wallme pegué a la pared
2. (= level out) [+ surface] → nivelar
3. (= knock down) [+ building, city] → arrasar; [+ person] → tumbar
he could flatten me with one blowpodría tumbarme de un solo golpe
4. (fig) (= defeat, subdue) → desanimar, desalentar
she felt flattenedse sintió desalentada
B. VI
1. (= lie flat) the dog's ears flattenedel perro bajó las orejas
2. (= become flat) [road, countryside] → nivelarse, allanarse
flatten out
A. VI + ADV
1. (= become flat) [road, countryside] → nivelarse, allanarse
2. (= increase less rapidly) sales have flattened outel ritmo de las ventas ha decrecido
B. VT + ADV [+ road] → allanar, aplanar; [+ paper, map] → extender, alisar

flatten

[ˈflætən]
vt
(= make flatter) [+ bump] → aplanir; [+ dough] → aplatir
to flatten o.s. against a wall → se plaquer contre un mur
(= beat down) [+ corn, crop] → écraser
(= destroy) [+ house, city] → raser
vi [price, growth] → se stabiliser
flatten out
vis'aplanir
vt sep [+ dough, mixture] → aplatir; [+ bump] → aplanir

flatten

vt
path, road, fieldebnen, planieren; metalflach or platt hämmern or schlagen; (storm etc) cropszu Boden drücken, niederdrücken; treesumwerfen; towndem Erdboden gleichmachen
(fig: = defeat) → vernichtend schlagen; (= knock down)niederschlagen; (= demoralize, snub)zu nichts reduzieren; that’ll flatten himdas wird bei ihm die Luft rauslassen (inf)
vr to flatten oneself against somethingsich platt gegen or an etw drücken

flatten

[ˈflætn] vt (road, field) → spianare, appiattire; (house, city) → abbattere, radere al suolo; (map) → spiegare, aprire
to flatten o.s. against sth → appiattirsi contro qc
flatten out
1. vi + adv (road, countryside) → appiattirsi
2. vt + adv (path, paper) → spianare

flat

(flӕt) adjective
1. level; without rise or fall. a flat surface.
2. dull; without interest. She spent a very flat weekend.
3. (of something said, decided etc) definite; emphatic. a flat denial.
4. (of a tyre) not inflated, having lost most of its air. His car had a flat tyre.
5. (of drinks) no longer fizzy. flat lemonade; (also adverb) My beer has gone flat.
6. slightly lower than a musical note should be. That last note was flat; (also adverb) The choir went very flat.
adverb
stretched out. She was lying flat on her back.
noun
1. (American aˈpartment) a set of rooms on one floor, with kitchen and bathroom, in a larger building or block. Do you live in a house or a flat?
2. (in musical notation) a sign (♭) which makes a note a semitone lower.
3. a level, even part. the flat of her hand.
4. (usually in plural) an area of flat land, especially beside the sea, a river etc. mud flats.
ˈflatly adverb
definitely; emphatically. She flatly denied it.
ˈflatten verb
(often with out) to make or become flat. The countryside flattened out as they came near the sea.
flat rate
a fixed amount, especially one that is the same in all cases. He charged a flat rate for the work.
flat out
as fast, energetically etc as possible. She worked flat out.
References in classic literature ?
Take the living lines out of that landscape, simplify it to a right angle, and you flatten it out to a mere diagram on paper.
It is a pity some great ruin does not fall in and flatten out some of these reptiles, and scare their kind out of ever giving their names to fame upon any walls or monuments again, forever.
And then he would have another try, and, at the second blow, the nail would go clean through the plaster, and half the hammer after it, and Uncle Podger be precipitated against the wall with force nearly sufficient to flatten his nose.
Go back or I'll flatten you into a pancake," repeated he.
He went roaring and resentful; but in the very center of the clearing his voice was suddenly hushed and Tarzan saw the great head lower and flatten out, the body crouch and the long tail quiver, as the beast slunk cautiously toward the trees upon the opposite side.
The plane had attained frightful momentum, and the ground seemed too close for him to hope to flatten out in time to make a safe landing.
He seemed to flatten out and shoot through the air with the very minimum of exertion, and at his forefoot ran Nobs, doing his best to turn him.
We could twitch our ears, prick them up and flatten them down at will.
Some of the Chinese stood in the forward part of the cockpit, near the cabin doors, and once, as I leaned over the cockpit rail to flatten down the jib-sheet a bit, I felt some one brush against my hip pocket.
And, what is more," said Hordle John, suddenly appearing out of the buttery with the huge board upon which the pastry was rolled, "if either raise sword I shall flatten him like a Shrovetide pancake.
An officer and a slave entered the very room in which I hid, forcing me to flatten myself to one side in the darkness until they had passed.
In one well-marked instance, I put the comb back into the hive, and allowed the bees to go on working for a short time, and again examined the cell, and I found that the rhombic plate had been completed, and had become perfectly flat: it was absolutely impossible, from the extreme thinness of the little rhombic plate, that they could have effected this by gnawing away the convex side; and I suspect that the bees in such cases stand in the opposed cells and push and bend the ductile and warm wax (which as I have tried is easily done) into its proper intermediate plane, and thus flatten it.