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Flatten vs. Pancake

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Flattenverb

(transitive) To make something flat or flatter.

‘As there was a lot of damage, we chose the heavy roller to flatten the pitch.’; ‘Mary would flatten the dough before rolling it into pretzels.’;

Pancakenoun

A thin batter cake fried in a pan or on a griddle in oil or butter.

Flattenverb

(reflexive) To press one's body tightly against a surface, such as a wall or floor, especially in order to avoid being seen or harmed.

Pancakenoun

(theater) A kind of makeup, consisting of a thick layer of a compressed powder.

Flattenverb

(transitive) To knock down or lay low.

‘The prize fighter quickly flattened his challenger.’;

Pancakenoun

(juggling) A type of throw, usually with a ring where the prop is thrown in such a way that it rotates round an axis of the diameter of the prop.

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Flattenverb

(intransitive) To become flat or flatter; to plateau.

‘Prices have flattened out.’;

Pancakeverb

(intransitive) To make a pancake landing.

Flattenverb

(intransitive) To be knocked down or laid low.

Pancakeverb

To collapse one floor after another.

Flattenverb

(music) To lower by a semitone.

Pancakeverb

(transitive) To flatten violently.

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Flattenverb

To make vapid or insipid; to render stale.

Pancakenoun

A thin cake of batter fried in a pan or on a griddle; a griddlecake; a flapjack.

Flattenverb

To reduce (a data structure) to one that has fewer dimensions, e.g. a 2×2 array into a list of four elements.

Pancakenoun

a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle

Flattenverb

To combine (separate layers) into a single image.

Pancakenoun

a thin, flat cake of batter, fried on both sides in a pan and typically rolled up with a sweet or savoury filling

‘crispy pancakes filled with cheese’; ‘pancake batter’;

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Flattenverb

To reduce to an even surface or one approaching evenness; to make flat; to level; to make plane.

Pancakenoun

make-up consisting of a flat solid layer of compressed powder, used especially in the theatre.

Flattenverb

To throw down; to bring to the ground; to prostrate; hence, to depress; to deject; to dispirit.

Pancakeverb

(with reference to an aircraft) make or cause to make a pancake landing

‘the plane landed, pancaking down on the runway’;

Flattenverb

To make vapid or insipid; to render stale.

Pancakeverb

flatten or become flattened

‘Hurley's car was pancaked’;

Flattenverb

To lower the pitch of; to cause to sound less sharp; to let fall from the pitch.

Pancake

A pancake (or hotcake, griddlecake, or flapjack, not to be confused with oat bar flapjacks) is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butter. Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes were probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies.The pancake's shape and structure varies worldwide.

Flattenverb

To become or grow flat, even, depressed, dull, vapid, spiritless, or depressed below pitch.

Flattenverb

make flat or flatter;

‘flatten a road’; ‘flatten your stomach with these exercises’;

Flattenverb

become flat or flatter;

‘The landscape flattened’;

Flattenverb

lower the pitch of (musical notes)

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