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verb flatten pronunciation in British English /ˈflæt(ə)n/ 
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present tense
present participleflattening
past tenseflattened
past participleflattened

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  1. 1



    flatten out

    [intransitive/transitive] if something flattens, or if you flatten it, it becomes flat or flatter

    This exercise helps to flatten a flabby stomach.

    A longer pile carpet will flatten over time.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to destroy something completely

    Entire neighbourhoods were flattened during the bombing raids.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to press yourself against something

    I flattened myself against the wall.

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