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flatten

To strike someone and knock them down. Can you believe that skinny little kid flattened the bully?

flatten out

1. To become flat. Ah, so the picture did flatten out after being under that big textbook for a few hours.
2. To cause someone or something to become flat. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "flatten" and "out." I put the picture under that big textbook to try and flatten it out.
3. To strike someone and knock them down. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "flatten" and "out." Can you believe that skinny little kid flattened out the bully?
See also: flatten, out

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.
See also: flatten, out

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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"Many houses are flattened to the ground,'' said Edi Sapuan in Margamukti village, not far from the heart of the earthquake zone.
They also linked prime minister Keith Mitchell up with his ministers after his house was flattened.
There are clear warning signs at the entrance to West Derby Cemetery and Alan can't understand why this isn't enough, while he also points out that row upon row of flattened stones present their own safety risk.
In conclusion, ISRI states that these crushed and flattened vehicles could easily be inspected by law enforcement officials.
SORRY TAIL: A neat white line lies across the flattened carcass of the fox
By VANESSA ALLENA POLICEMAN cheated death yesterday after a stolen bulldozer flattened his van at a foot-and-mouth protest.
Heating the extremely hard, low-friction substance to 600 [degrees] C for a few minutes converts a small fraction of its carbon bonds from a tetrahedral arrangement to a flattened one, which relaxes internal stresses without ruining mechanical properties.
Parts of the new standards of concern to scrap recyclers address the hauling of flattened or crushed vehicles, roll-off and hooklift containers, and intermodal shipping containers.
A verruca is a wart on the sole of the feet which has become flattened into the foot when walking.
All of the drops flattened out completely, indicating that both fluids adhere to the coating, the team reports.
These include the flattened domes near Mono Lake, Calff.
Visible-light images from the Palomar Observatory, near Escondido, Calif., had already demonstrated that a cocoon of light-obscuring dust surrounds each star, but these images lacked the resolution to detect flattened disks.
On any given day at the height of the growing season, as many as a dozen are likely to find a field marred by a circle of flattened grain.
But as observations of 1987A hit the three-year mark, little cobalt-56 remained, and the light curve flattened, reports Walker, Nicholas B.