flatten (Meaning)

Wordnet

flatten (v)

make flat or flatter

become flat or flatter

lower the pitch of (musical notes)

Webster

flatten (a.)

To reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness; to make flat; to level; to make plane.

To throw down; to bring to the ground; to prostrate; hence, to depress; to deject; to dispirit.

To make vapid or insipid; to render stale.

To lower the pitch of; to cause to sound less sharp; to let fall from the pitch.

Webster

flatten (v. i.)

To become or grow flat, even, depressed dull, vapid, spiritless, or depressed below pitch.

flatten Sentence Examples

  1. The steamroller was used to flatten the asphalt road.
  2. The waves flattened out as they reached the beach.
  3. She had to flatten the dough before she could roll it out.
  4. The wind flattened the crops in the fields.
  5. The bookshelf was so full of books that the shelves started to flatten.
  6. When the two trucks collided, the front of one of them was completely flattened.
  7. The hurricane winds flattened many of the trees in the area.
  8. She flattened the cardboard box so that it would take up less space.
  9. The car's tires were flattened after driving over a nail.
  10. The blow from the hammer flattened the nail against the wood.

FAQs About the word flatten

make flat or flatter, become flat or flatter, lower the pitch of (musical notes)To reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness; to make flat; to level

smooth, lay, even, smoothen, plane, trim,shave, rake, prune, comb

roughen, roughen, rough,rough, wrinkle, bend, coarsen, bend, coarsen,wrinkle

The steamroller was used to flatten the asphalt road.

The waves flattened out as they reached the beach.

She had to flatten the dough before she could roll it out.

The wind flattened the crops in the fields.