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flattenverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈflæt.ən/  us   /ˈflæt̬.ən/
C2 to become level or cause something to become level: Several trees were flattened (= knocked down) by the storm. The path flattens (out) (= does not go up so much) as it reaches the top of the hill.

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flattenverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈflæt·ən/
to make or become flat: [I] In the road race, you go over a few steep hills but then the course flattens out.
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"flatten" in Business English

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flattenverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈflætən/
to stop increasing or stop something from increasing: to flatten prices/profits The economy hit a peak about a year ago and now it's flattening.
HR to reduce the number of different levels of managers and other employees in an organization: We are taking out a level of management and flattening the organization.
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