flatten out


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flatten someone or something out

to make someone or something flat. If you fall under the steamroller, it will flatten you out. Flatten out that dough a little more. Please flatten it out.
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flatten out

v.
1. To become completely flat: The graph indicated that sales were strong in July but that they flattened out in August.
2. To make something completely flat: I flattened out the crumpled paper and wrote on it. The iron flattened the wrinkly fabric out.
3. To knock someone to the ground: The boxer flattened out his opponent. The bicyclist flattened the pedestrian out.
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An electric field introduces into the thread a separation of charge that makes the structure flatten out.
His long-term view is that in about a year from now, housing resale prices will flatten out.
On the titanium dioxide surface, beads of water flatten out so uniformly that they become transparent.
There were times when he lost his arm slot and his sinker would flatten out.