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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
First and most importantly, Satechi’s hub just flat out offers the best port selection: three USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, HDMI, and both MicroSD and SD card slots, along with a USB-C port for passing through power.
Trump is saying, flat out, that Democrats are opposed to the military.
Also, just flat out having fun — laughter is so healing and being able to goof off ... to lighten up.
Trump flat out lied to get credit for what his father owned.
This spring, there are a variety of flats out there: ballerinas, lace-ups, moccasins, and espadrilles.
Since January, the sales team has just been going flat out.
But the inclination of some of his supporters to promote wild-eyed conspiracy theories and flat out lies is incredibly disturbing.
So how did a team that played so well at home fall flat out on the road?
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FLAT-OUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flat-out for English Language Learners
: absolute and complete
: greatest possible
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
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