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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.
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Significant enhancements were also made to the netlist flattener to improve both capacity, or memory usage, and initial design loading and design rule checking (DRC) performance.
It has dedicated controls for easier direct lamination control, a Reject Card Hopper that separates miscoded and misprinted cards, and a Card Lamination Flattener to reduce card bowing.
The module has dedicated controls for easier direct lamination control, a Reject Card Hopper that separates miscoded and misprinted cards, and a Card Lamination Flattener to reduce card bowing.
It also offers a panel flattener, hold-down and front rest.
A new adjustable card flattener roller, card path guide, "high-tack" silicone feed roller, belt-driven print engine and improved laminator advances card flatness, feeding reliability, image quality and encoding reliability, while significantly reducing printer noise.
SurfaceWorks Flattener is available with introductory pricing.
The Villar SIPAG Foundation provided the trainers, materials and the equipment used in the training and donated 5 flatteners to the beneficiaries.
Depending on customer needs, the product flow after packaging goes through several efficiency- and quality-enhancing stations, such as check weighers, gluing systems, pallet presses, bag flatteners and bag rejecters.
The Brillopak solution comprises a dual line robotic palletising system incorporating a Nachi LP 130 four axis robot together with the Brillopak STD1 Gripperhead incorporating vacuum for slip sheets, two pallet dispensers, bag flatteners, integrated metal detectors, label printers together with a stretch wrapper with hooder, plus all infeed and outfeed conveyors.
To preserve a matte finish while still providing a good, even finish, painters now add flatteners to conventional paint--something unthinkable back in the day.
Machines move flour and water from holding tanks to kneaders to flatteners to vacuum mixers that eliminate excess water and air bubbles.
Two new fitness DVDs hosted by registered nurse and athletic trainer Linda LaRue help serious belly flatteners strengthen their core muscles, burn midsection fat and increase back strength.
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full-length screws, 3,400 rpm pneumatic clamp tighteners, pneumatic panel flatteners and electric motor drives with the company's exclusive automatic rotation cycle.