from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make flat or flatter.
- transitive v. To knock down; lay low: The boxer was flattened with one punch.
- intransitive v. To become flat or flatter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make something flat or flatter.
- v. To press one's body tightly against a surface, such as a wall or floor, especially in order to avoid being seen or harmed.
- v. To knock down or lay low.
- v. To become flat or flatter.
- v. To be knocked down or laid low.
- v. To lower by a semitone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To become or grow flat, even, depressed, dull, vapid, spiritless, or depressed below pitch.
- transitive v. To reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness; to make flat; to level; to make plane.
- transitive v. To throw down; to bring to the ground; to prostrate; hence, to depress; to deject; to dispirit.
- transitive v. To make vapid or insipid; to render stale.
- transitive v. To lower the pitch of; to cause to sound less sharp; to let fall from the pitch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make flat; reduce to an equal or even surface; level.
- To lay flat; bring to the ground; prostrate.
- To make vapid or insipid; render stale.
- In music, same as flat, 4.
- To deaden or deprive of luster, as a pigment; bring to a smooth surface or even tint, without relief or gradation.
- In optics, to free from curvature or distortion, as the lines of an image projected by a lens.
- To become flat; grow or become even on the surface.
- To become stale, vapid, or tasteless.
- In music, same as flat, 3.
- Flat; foolish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. lower the pitch of (musical notes)
- v. make flat or flatter
- v. become flat or flatter
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