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flatline

slang To die or come very close to death. The "flat line" in question is a straight, horizontal line on an electrocardiogram or electroencephalogram indicating a lack of heart or brain activity (as opposed to the peaks and valleys displayed as a result of measuring the vital signs of a living person). The patient flatlined and we were unable to resuscitate. Time of death was 18:56.

flatline

in. to die. (From the flatness of the line on an EEG monitor when the heart stops.) It appeared that the patient flatlined during the night.
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"If walleyes are shallow, I use a flatline; if they're deeper, leadcore or snap-weights.
A 3.5-inch Berkley Ripple Shad rigged on a 3/8-ounce Berkley Essentials Round Ball Jig Head pulled on a flatline or leadcore works just as well or better than a traditional crankbait for many Colorado anglers.
Much of it was unsuited to developing coatings for customers who used a flatline finishing process.
If technicians wanted to replicate the multi-step finishing process customers use on their flatline systems, they had to use those two coaters to apply stain, filler, sealer and top coat, stopping to clean them between applications.
The 30-wide on the port flatline started peeling drag off so fast I thought it was going to be spooled by the time I picked it up.
At trolling speeds of 1.3 to 1.5 mph, lures including the deep-diving models of Storm Thunder Sticks, Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnows, Rapala Husky Jerks, and Reef Runners, can be fished on flatlines 100 to 150 feet behind the boat to cover the 18- to 24-foot range.
But this movie flatlines early on and nothing can resuscitate it - not even a few cheap scares.
I then deploy two flatlines, one on each side, using the tandem jig/spoon rig and fished right over top of the two planers by setting the flatline rods in rod holders on each side of the boat.
It's stylishly shot, reasonably watchable, not particularly crude (see Your Highness instead if that's your wish) and doesn't star Jennifer Aniston in the kind of role with which she so often flatlines.
"In the tournament we are slow-trolling hookless ballyhoo on two flatlines," Moret said.
Despite some decent sets and a cast including Vince Vaughn (Fred), Paul Giamatti (Santa) and Kevin Spacey as the villainous Clyde - not forgetting the usually capable Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz and Kathy Bates - this flatlines horribly from start to finish.
If you're satisfied fishing beam-to--opening up the length of your vessel for flatlines, deep lines, perhaps deep-jigging--a smaller drift sock may suffice.
Despite Drew Barrymore's appearance as the singing love interest, Lucky You flatlines from start to finish.
It makes no sense from its early twist and flatlines consistently throughout its medical themes.
| was using an Easton FlatLine arrow that day, and boy am I glad I was.