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
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He raced keenly early, wanting a quicker gallop, but closed up going well a couple of furlongs from home only for his effort to flatten out inside the final furlong, where he lost second.
Everything (Lackey threw) seemed to flatten out a little bit and stay in the middle.
I thought Fly would flatten out about the last, but he put his head down.