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Definition of Flatten

Flatten

  1. To reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness; to make flat; to level; to make plane.
  2. To throw down; to bring to the ground; to prostrate; hence, to depress; to deject; to dispirit.
  3. To make vapid or insipid; to render stale.
  4. To lower the pitch of; to cause to sound less sharp; to let fall from the pitch.
  5. To become or grow flat, even, depressed dull, vapid, spiritless, or depressed below pitch.

Flatten Quotations

Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes?
Joseph Campbell

I believe in leavening. You can't have words sticking out too much, like promontories. They disturb the density. You have to flatten them, or raise the surrounding terrain.
Ben Okri

There are a lot of things that come to bear on movies now that I don't think are good for movies. They're trying to appeal to the biggest demographic and, when they do that, you sometimes flatten out.
Kevin Costner

Everybody gets ticked off about GE paying no taxes. Look, we have a complicated, convoluted tax system. And only big corporations and wealthy individuals like Warren Buffett can take advantage of it. We need to simplify and flatten the code, get rid of all the loopholes.
Joe Walsh

I used to go and flatten my nose against that window and absorb all I could of his art. It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it.
Mary Cassatt
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Flatten Translations

flatten in German is verflache, abflachen, planieren
flatten in Italian is levigare
flatten in Spanish is pulimentar
flatten in Swedish is plattar till

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