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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

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


tv. to knock someone down with a blow. Shorty flattened the kid with a jab to the nose.
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Given this interpretation, future short-term rates may be expected to decline, which tends to reduce current long-term rates and flatten the yield curve.
Now push down on the blade with your right hand to flatten the oval, continuing to flatten it as you turn the blade to the left.
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Angry residents on Tyneside are calling for bulldozers to be brought in to flatten a run-down part of their town.
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Apply the adhesive (Photo 4), then flatten the seam with a roller.