Simple Definition of flatten
: to make (something) flat or flatter
: to become flat or flatter
: to knock down (something or someone)
Full Definition of flatten
flattenedflattening play \ˈflat-niŋ, ˈfla-tə-\
: to make flat: as a : to make level or smooth b : to knock down; also : to defeat decisively c : to make dull or uninspired —often used with out d : to make (as paint) lusterless e : to stabilize especially at a lower level
: to become flat or flatter: as a : to become dull or spiritless b : to extend in or into a flat position or form c : to become uniform or stabilized often at a new lower level —usually used with out
Examples of flatten in a sentence
Dozens of houses were flattened by the tornado.
The boxer was flattened in the seventh round.
The team got flattened in the first round of the play-offs.
Prices are expected to flatten after the holiday shopping season.
First Known Use of flatten
FLATTEN Defined for Kids
Definition of flatten for Students
: to make or become flat <She flattened herself against the wall.>
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