Flatten - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈflætn|  American pronunciation of the word flatten
Brit.  |ˈflat(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word flatten

verb

- make flat or flatter

flatten a road
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- become flat or flatter

The landscape flattened

- lower the pitch of (musical notes) (syn: drop)

Examples

Dozens of houses were flattened by the tornado.

The boxer was flattened in the seventh round.

The team got flattened in the first round of the play-offs.

Prices are expected to flatten after the holiday shopping season.

Furniture and silver prices have flattened out lately.

The garage man had to flatten out the car door, which was twisted by damage in the accident.

The crisis flattened the market.

Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough.

The land flattened out as we neared the coast.

Hundreds of homes were flattened by the tornado.

We flattened them 6-0.

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The landscape flattened

Phrasal verbs

flatten out  — become flat or flatter

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: flatten
he/she/it: flattens
present participle: flattening
past tense: flattened
past participle: flattened
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