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flatten
American English: /ˈflætn/
British English: /ˈflat(ə)n/

Translation of flatten in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (make flat)
    (surface/metal)
    (path/lawn)
    he flattened himself against the wall
    se pegó bien a la pared
    Example sentences
    • Secondly, the mixture is then flattened out in the blending machine, and then it is flattened further in an extruder machine.
    • The heavy boots he wore had long ago flattened and grass he walked on, making a perfectly straight path where he had paced for the past few hours.
    • She quickly brushed, combed, and flattened her hair.
    1.2 (knock down)
    (trees)
    echar or tirar abajo
    (city)
    he flattened his opponent with a single blow
    tumbó a su contrincante de un solo golpe
    Example sentences
    • The army has used its newly acquired firepower to flatten houses and other buildings, destroy coconut plantations and turn the city into a virtual ghost town.
    • But the torrent of brown water, which was already flattening buildings, wiped out the jeep, drowning her grandchildren.
    • Just 12 minutes after the order, the bombs were dropped from an altitude of 20,000 ft, flattening the building.
    Example sentences
    • A vision of me stepping on him, wobbling and then falling on him, flattening him like a pancake flashed through my head.
    • I was about to wish for a rock to fall off the sky and flatten me into a very slow and painful death, when the doorbell rang.
    • He said: ‘The old guy looked in good shape and I'm sure he would have flattened the other guy - if he could have caught him.’
    1.3
    (especially British English) (Music)
    bajar de tono

intransitive verb

  • (countryside/landscape)
    allanarse
    volverse más llano
    (voice)
    volverse más monótono

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