Definition of 'flatten'
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Some have a forlorn and battered remnant of a house or two, but they are mostly mere grey areas of flattened stone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When her neighbour's house was flattened in airstrikes she fled again and now lives in makeshift tents sculpted out of tree trunks and beige canvases. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Army chiefs phoned to warn the owner to leave before the bomb flattened the building. The Sun (2014)Trees crashed on to houses and flattened cars. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In academia the alphabet effect can make or flatten careers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The vehicle was completely flattened and its roof was in line with the dashboard. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All but a few buildings were flattened. The Sun (2014)Just as they reached it a tank shell sailed into the first house and flattened it. KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)It looked like the front of the plane had completely flattened. The Sun (2010)Place one piece on a lightly floured surface and slightly flatten with your palm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It left houses flattened but nobody was killed. The Sun (2011)Open out the birds and flatten slightly. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Hundreds more were injured and houses were flattened as a plume of smoke rose into the air. The Sun (2012)Place one piece of the dough on a lightly floured surface and slightly flatten with your palm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All the factories and houses were flattened. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Our wooden fence was flattened and a house two doors up had part of its roof blown off. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Lay the rashers of bacon on a board and flatten and stretch slightly using the side of a knife. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As the pitch flattened and the sky cleared, the bowlers had no margin for error. Times, Sunday Times (2014)More than 500 villages were flattened to make way for the mines. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The village of Longford would be flattened completely. The Sun (2015)Forecasters said 80mph winds and heavy rain could uproot trees and flatten flimsy buildings. The Sun (2008)In the context of the game, mine was an important knock because the pitch began to flatten out a bit. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If we can find this new balance, then we can hope to make a flattened world work for the good of all. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The raging gusts grounded planes, flattened buildings and trees and left more than 80,000 homes without power. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'flatten'
British English: flatten VERB
If you flatten something or if it flattens, it becomes flat or flatter.
He carefully flattened the wrappers and put them between the leaves of his book.
Definition of flatten from the Collins English Dictionary
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