First Known Use of flat-out
absolute, all-out, arrant, blank, categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plumb, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, very;
Definition of flat out
Examples of flat out in a Sentence
I told him flat out that I have no intention of marrying him.
We asked for more time but they refused us flat out.
The car does 180 mph flat out.
Recent Examples of flat out from the Web
However, Pochettino has flat out refused to give his thoughts on recent transfer speculation surrounding Alderweireld as well as his own future with Tottenham.
The Pioneer won’t beat a RZR in flat out speed, but there’s no bigger thrill than hitting 60 on a wide-open dirt road.
Alabama coach Avery Johnson flat out didn't like the effort in the game.
News surrounding Meek Mill’s recent two to four year prison sentence for probation violation has evoked a range of emotions: disappointment, confusion and flat out rage.
The Cedarburg swimming and diving team flat out crushed a nine-team field in winning the Shorewood Invite on Sept. 2.
Murphy has long arms, is agile and is just a flat out ball player.
Coutinho had submitted a transfer request in a bid to push through a deal, while Barcelona had made several enormous bids, all of which were flat out rejected by Liverpool.
This division will forever be the favorite, as NBC has flat out admitted the obvious that the Cowboys mean ratings gold.
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First Known Use of flat out
FLAT-OUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flat out for English Language Learners
: in a very clear and direct way
: at the fastest possible speed
—used to make a statement more forceful
FLAT-OUT Defined for Kids
Definition of flat out for Students
- I told him flat out to leave.
- We worked flat out to finish.
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