flatten

When you flatten something, you crush it or level it out. If the recycling bin is getting full, you should probably flatten all those cans you're adding to it.

You might flatten the batter in a cake pan before baking it, or flatten the grass along a path through a field. If your curly hair tends to get frizzy in humid weather, you may try to flatten it before you leave for school in the morning. You also might flatten yourself against a wall if you're hiding from your friend, or describe a terrible storm this way: "The tornado managed to flatten several buildings."

Definitions of flatten
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v make flat or flatter

flatten a road”
flatten your stomach with these exercises”
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steamroll, steamroller
make level or flat with a steamroller
splat
split open and flatten for cooking
roll, roll out
flatten or spread with a roller
laminate
press or beat (metals) into thin sheets
cog
roll steel ingots
mill
roll out (metal) with a rolling machine
Type of:
form, shape
give shape or form to

v become flat or flatter

“The landscape flattened
Synonyms:
flatten out
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splat
flatten on impact
press
place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure
iron, iron out, press
press and smooth with a heated iron
calender
press between rollers or plates so as to smooth, glaze, or thin into sheets
Type of:
change form, change shape, deform
assume a different shape or form

v lower the pitch of (musical notes)

Synonyms:
drop
Antonyms:
sharpen
raise the pitch of (musical notes)
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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