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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.
See also: flatten, out

flatten

tv. to knock someone down with a blow. Shorty flattened the kid with a jab to the nose.
References in classic literature ?
As he did so, he heard a muffled ejaculation of surprise, and turning his eyes in the direction from whence the sound had come, he beheld a wide-eyed girl standing flattened against the opposite wall, an expression of incredulity upon her face.
At the sound of his voice, Wolf's ears had flattened down, then his mouth had opened in a laugh.
His voice rang out sharply, and at the sound the dog's ears flattened down as to a caress.
To see how Miss Squeers tossed her head, and the corn-factor flattened his nose, while this conversation was carrying on
Indeed, this deformed, unrecognizable object, reduced to nothing, was the body of Satellite, flattened like a bagpipe without wind, and ever mounting, mounting!
Pott retorted not a word at this jocose insult, but deliberately folded up his copy of the INDEPENDENT, flattened it carefully down, crushed it beneath his boot, spat upon it with great ceremony, and flung it into the fire.
It was sufficient to know that while they were proceeding, the concourse without still lingered round the house; that boys beat upon the drum with their fists, and imitated Punch with their tender voices; that the office-window was rendered opaque by flattened noses, and the key-hole of the street-door luminous with eyes; that every time the single gentleman or either of his guests was seen at the upper window, or so much as the end of one of their noses was visible, there was a great shout of execration from the excluded mob, who remained howling and yelling, and refusing consolation, until the exhibitors were delivered up to them to be attended elsewhere.
Unfortunately, flattened shells of non-standard shoetrees by these programs do not match a technical data of flattened shells, obtained by digitization of wax foil.
Once flattened the pattern pieces can be downloaded into Fusion 360 or AutoCAD for finishing steps such as adding seams and notches or for creating assembly drawings and cut files.
I can feel them pulling me in and they have flattened and smoothed my waist and thighs.
The air tube is sequentially flattened by the tire footprint in a direction opposite to a tire direction of rotation to pump air along the passageway to an inlet device for exhaust from the passageway or to an outlet device for direction into the tire cavity.
In that sense, the death toll was remarkably low, especially if 800 homes were flattened.
Summary: Beijing: Villagers in central China who secretly rebuilt tombs after they were flattened by officials .
Any required design iterations can be made easily, to produce an approved design model and flattened patterns that are ready for engineering.