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Present participle for to strike (someone) so as to make them fall down
“The purpose of modernisation is to flatten the pyramid, to push power downwards and re-enfranchise the rank-and-file.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to knock down or lay low
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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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Present participle for to press one's body tightly against a surface, such as a wall or floor, especially in order to avoid being seen or harmed
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“My friend The Teacher would always say that Sunday is a day that can flatten you if you're not feeling on top of the world.”
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Present participle for to comprehensively defeat
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Present participle for to press one's body tightly against a surface, such as a wall or floor, especially in order to avoid being seen or harmed
“How do you put enough pressure on to the metal to flatten it?”
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Present participle for to crush (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape
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Present participle for open or spread out from a folded position
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Present participle for to dishearten or demoralize one's spirit
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Present participle for to hit lightly and repeatedly with to make flat or to change the shape of
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Present participle for to squeeze together
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Present participle for reduce or cause to contract
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Present participle for to render smooth, to remove roughness from
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Present participle for be emptied of air or gas
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Present participle for deflate someone's idea, feelings
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Present participle for to make smooth or shiny
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Present participle for search or rummage through something
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Present participle for to push steadily downward or against with some force
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Present participle for to make (hair) lie flat by applying a liquid to it
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Present participle for to cause a sudden collapse of (mood or feeling)
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Present participle for to suppress the noise or speech of
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Present participle for to collapse or cave in, especially suddenly
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The action or process of demolishing or being demolished
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The act or instance of defeating
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