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f la tuhn

  • v  make flat or flatter
    flatten a road
    flatten your stomach with these exercises
  • v  become flat or flatter
    The landscape flattened
  • v  lower the pitch of (musical notes)

  • When "directional pressure" is applied, the bb's flatten, and slack muscles snap back, their strength restored.
  • As the stimulus wears off, I expect that we will flatten out in the big developed economies not have a double dip as the economic bears would argue, but just flatten out.
  • In early October the FDA approved use of the NuvaRing, a thin flexible plastic ring that women can flatten like a rubber band and insert once a month into the vagina.
News & Articles

  • Global Macro: Rising Treasury Rates an Overreaction to Fed
    As Treasury rates rise on Bernanke's comments last week, economic data may be pointing toward a flattening of the yield curve.
    June 24, 2013 - TheStreet.com via Yahoo! Finance
  • Stile: Tax report puts ally in Christie’s line of fire
    Governor Christie’s reelection steamroller seems willing to flatten anything that threatens a double-digit triumph at the polls in November — including an ally.
    June 18, 2013 - The Record
  • Pride Issue: Genderqueers Face the Real World
    On a recent interview for a job with a talent agency, Eli, 23, wore a man's shirt tucked into pants and boots—and a breast binder to flatten her chest. "Whenever a woman interview candidate walked out of the office, she was wearing a tight-fitted dress with heels," the recent Tu...
    June 18, 2013 - The Village Voice

  • Barack Obama in New Yorker
    In his first book, "Dreams from My Father," Barack Obama described the marijuana that he smoked as a young man as "something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory."
  • Bernard Hopkins in Sydney Morning Herald
    I have enough at this stage of the game to not only survive but to win and bring the experience to offset any young energy that thinks they will run in there and steamroll the old man,Hopkins said. "There is a truck coming. I will flatten...
  • Andrew Gould in Forbes
    It is our view that only a global economic recession that lowers demand can flatten this trend,Gould said.

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