flatten out

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Related to flatten out: call on, in favor
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.flatten out - 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"

w>flatten out

vi (countryside)flach(er) or eben(er) werden; (road)eben(er) werden; (Aviat) → ausschweben; (fig, inflation, demand) → abflachen; (prices) → nicht mehr so stark steigen
vt sep pathebnen; metalglatt hämmern; map, paper, fabricglätten
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.