Definition of 'deflate'
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But it had clearly been some salutary effort to deflate her. THE INNOCENTS AT HOME (A SUPERINTENDENT KENWORTHY NOVEL) (2002)His bulk disguised a sharp mind that was more than able to deflate those who believed the misconception of their eyes. THE MANANA MAN (2002)It didn't take much, I mused, either to deflate or reflate him. DEATH IN PURPLE PROSE (2002)
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Translations for 'deflate'
British English: deflate VERB
If you deflate someone or something, you take away their confidence or make them seem less important.
Like any actor he can be self-centred but I think I've worked out how to deflate him.
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