Definition of flatten
make or become flat or flatter.
His normally very tidy light brown hair had flattened in some areas and began to stick out in others.
raze (a building or settlement) to the ground.
There were no immediate details of casualties on the ground but witnesses said 12 houses were flattened in the disaster.
Example of flatten
after Kendal, the countryside begins to flatten out
And it just straightens her hair, flattens it out perfectly.
As children first introduced to the mysteries of the kitchen, we learn how to blend the batter of a cake or flatten the dough of a pie.
At the sound of a window opening on the second floor, above my head, a little to the right, I backed up and flattened myself against the door.
Bulldozers could flatten buildings used to care for the elderly and disabled if a site near the town centre is sold off.
He attempted to flatten the hair without a comb.
He has flattened himself violently against the wall, his knees bent in towards it, body shaking.
His regular spot was left empty, the grass he would normally flatten sitting upright and proud.
Hurricanes bring winds and slashing rains that flood streets, flatten homes, and leave survivors struggling to pick up the pieces.
I flattened myself against the wall for dear life, and somehow, somehow, he never noticed me.