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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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Without a field flattener like Meade's optional Series 6000 model, stars near the field edge are radially elongated, as is typically seen in an uncorrected refractor.
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The scope's 3-element f/8 objective is made with ED glass, and an optional field flattener is available as well as an optional focal reducer.
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