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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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flatten

tv. to knock someone down with a blow. Shorty flattened the kid with a jab to the nose.
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They confirmed Tom had a form of positional plagiocephaly (flattening to the head) called brachycephaly (a flattening across the whole of the back of the head).
SALT LAKE CITY -- With its key compound touted as 'The Dream Cream' by none other than the famed Washington Post, no one should have been surprised when Tummy Flattening Gel[TM] (TFG), from Sovage Dermatologic Laboratories[TM], began flying off the shelves at prestige retailer, Nordstrom.
They also found that the solar flattening is remarkably constant over time and too small to agree with that predicted from its surface rotation.
More recently, intense and frequent coral bleaching events, a direct result of rising sea temperatures, have caused much more reef flattening.
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10 /PRNewswire/ -- With its key compound touted as 'The Dream Cream' by none other than the famed Washington Post, no one should have been surprised when Tummy Flattening Gel(TM) (TFG), from Sovage Dermatologic Laboratories(TM), began flying off the shelves at prestige retailer, Nordstrom.
Fry spinach mixture by tablespoonfuls, flattening each after adding it, about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown.
Japan was on the rise as an exporter in 2001, its exports decreased in late 2002 and then its export rate increased again in early 2003 before flattening.
On one wall was projected The Flattening of the Brooke's Surface, a looped film from 1972 in which van Elk himself, folded into a tiny rubber dinghy, glides in and out of a static shot of a narrow canal, hopelessly and laconically running a trowel over the ripples made by the boat's movement.
As the mussel presses its foot down, the flattening plunger squeezes water away from the surface.
The inlet device is positioned within the annular passageway 180 degrees opposite the outlet device such that sequential flattening of the air tube by the tire footprint effects pumping of air along the air passageway with the tire rotating in either a forward or reverse direction of rotation.
New functionality for ShoeMaker 2013 includes user-defined flattening for Offset Concept Lasts (OCL), improvements to the last import with automatic detection of the centre lines, and better control for the positioning of image stencils, including a three-point alignment tool.
With this in mind, researchers from Hasbro Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston developed a study to determine the relationship between predisposing factors for DP and the severity of the flattening.
At first, a series of lenses was needed, each one flattening the cornea a little bit over a period of weeks.