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To make or become flat or flatter
“His regular spot was left empty, the grass he would normally flatten sitting upright and proud.”
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To apply pressure to something in order to make it flat
“While the city can request that residents flatten the boxes for recycling, the reality is that residents rarely comply as it is a bit difficult to manage.”
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To strike (someone) so as to make them fall down
“Derek knew that he'd be able to flatten the loudmouth with a single blow, but he wasn't prepared to start a brawl in the house.”
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To knock down or demolish a structure
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“Plans to flatten a listed building for a TV show have been branded ridiculous by the grandson of the man who built it.”
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To comprehensively defeat
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“He said that he had only to move a finger to flatten the opposition.”
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To humble or injure a person's dignity
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“She spoke plaintively in her Greer Garson voice, sufficiently aristocratic to flatten his ego.”
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Open or spread out from a folded position
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To bombard with bombs or artillery
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To dishearten or demoralize one's spirit
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To hit lightly and repeatedly with to make flat or to change the shape of
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To render smooth, to remove roughness from
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To squeeze together
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Reduce or cause to contract
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To undermine, especially someone's mood, ideas or feelings
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To make smooth or shiny
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To explode, usually into pieces
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To push steadily downward or against with some force
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To make (hair) lie flat by applying a liquid to it
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To collapse or cave in, especially suddenly
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