verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Related formsflat·ten·er, nouno·ver·flat·ten, verb (used with object)un·flat·tened, adjective
Examples from the Web for flatten
He uses a spatula to flatten the onions and the meat together, creating a broad circular patty with an uneven edge.
They are specifically designed to ‘flatten out and mushroom’ when striking human tissue, and are intended to cause maximum damage.
In a way, the print emphasizes the pelt-like nature of all images, as they flatten out the world and hand it over to us.
And, when Fajr-5s began making them run for cover they did not began shouting to "flatten all of Gaza."
Recessions tend to flatten income differentials, but this Great Recession is having the opposite effect.
The tiles will flatten more or less for the first day or two on the shelves, after which they are rolled.Farm drainage|Henry Flagg French
If wanted of a chop-shape, when flat, shape with the hands and strike again to flatten them.
Now, about a foot back from the end, flatten off a place for the trap and set the trap on the pole.Science of Trapping|Elmer Harry Kreps
Systematically, the men began to flatten all of the grass with their paddles and oars.Guilt of the Brass Thieves|Mildred A. Wirt
Flatten it by striking with broad blade of knife or a cleaver.The Century Cook Book|Mary Ronald
British Dictionary definitions for flatten
- to knock down or injure; prostrate
- to crush or subduefailure will flatten his self-esteem