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Present participle for to make or become flat or flatter
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“His regular spot was left empty, the grass he would normally flatten sitting upright and proud.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to open or spread out, especially from a folded position
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Present participle for to contract, or cause to contract, by removing air from
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Present participle for to bombard with bombs or artillery
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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 render smooth, to remove roughness from
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Present participle for to squeeze together
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Present participle for to undermine, especially someone's mood, ideas or feelings
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Present participle for to make smooth or shiny
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Present participle for to push steadily downward or against with some force
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Present participle for to flatten or weigh down something by applying a liquid or cream to it
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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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