even out

phrasal verb
evened out; evening out; evens out

Definition of even out

1 : to become level After a long climb the ground evened out.
2 : to make (something) even and smooth Let me even out the rug.
3 : to reach a balanced or middle state between extremes over a period of time The economy had good periods and bad periods, but it all evened out by the end of the year. Any variations will be evened out eventually.

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“Even out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20out. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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