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adverb flat pronunciation in American English /flæt/
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  1. 1
    stretched out or lying on a surface

    Carole says she’s not comfortable lying flat.

    We heard a bang and threw ourselves flat on the ground.

  2. 2
    music singing or playing musical notes that are slightly lower than they should be

    Brenda has always sung terribly flat.

  3. 4
    informal completely

    Her answers are flat wrong.

    flat broke (=having no money at all):

    We were flat broke at the time.



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