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fit the bill
  • v  be what is needed or be good enough for what is required
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fix up
  • v  find (something or someone) for
  • v  make arrangements for
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fixate
  • v  attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
    He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40
  • v  pay attention to exclusively and obsessively
  • v  make fixed, stable or stationary
  • v  become fixed (on)
    Her eyes fixated on a point on the horizon
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flare up
  • v  ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down
  • v  erupt or intensify suddenly
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flash-freeze
  • v  freeze rapidly so as to preserve the natural juices and flavors
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flatten
  • 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)
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flatter
  • v  praise somewhat dishonestly
  • s  having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
  • s  having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness
  • s  not modified or restricted by reservations
  • s  stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
  • a  lacking contrast or shading between tones
  • a  (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone
  • s  flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
  • s  lacking taste or flavor or tang
  • s  lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
  • s  having lost effervescence
  • s  sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
  • s  horizontally level
  • s  lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
  • s  not reflecting light; not glossy
  • s  commercially inactive
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