flatter

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈflætər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈflætɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(flatər)


From flat (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
flatter
adj comparative
flattest
adj superlative
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

flatter

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. flatter the [host, waitress, boss, shop assistant, object of his desire]
  2. flattered her by [commenting on, saying, praising]
  3. flattered by the [compliment, invitation, praise]
  4. flattered him with [compliments]
  5. flattered (him) to [avoid, get, make, have]
  6. the [photo, portrait] flatters your [body, features]
  7. [clothes, dresses] [that] flatter
  8. [clothes] [that, to] flatter [a fuller figure, your shape, any body type]
  9. it flatters me to [know, think, hear] (that)
  10. flattered himself that (he had performed well)
  11. I (like to) flatter myself that
  12. don't flatter yourself
  13. flatter his ego
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

flat

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. UK: a [large, small, cosy, poky, spacious] flat
  2. UK: [an unfurnished, a fully-furnished, a furnished] flat
  3. UK: a [second, ground, top] -floor flat
  4. UK: a flat on the [second] floor
  5. UK: have my own flat
  6. UK: have a flat in [London]
  7. UK: come over to my flat
  8. UK: have to [tidy, clean, hoover] my flat
  9. UK: move into a new flat
  10. UK: a block of flats
  11. with the flat of your [hand, palm]
  12. (with) the flat of the knife
  13. on the salt flats
  14. music: the sharps and flats
  15. [blue, casual, smart, ballerina] flats
  16. wear flats [to, for] work
  17. my [front, rear] tire got a flat
adj
  1. a flat [cap, roof, wall, surface, prairie, view, road, edge]
  2. my [car, bike] got a flat tire
  3. [get, want] a flat [stomach, tummy]
  4. (wearing) flat shoes
  5. charge a flat [rate, fee] (of)
  6. a flat [rebuke, denial, refusal]
  7. a flat [comment, joke, punchline]
  8. a flat and [dull, boring, monotonous] voice
  9. left him feeling flat
  10. feeling flat and [tired, depressed, dull, unfulfilled]
  11. play [B, A, C] flat
  12. play [a B, an A, a C] flat
  13. the [book, cloth, map] was flat on the table
adv
  1. [make, push, roll] (it) flat
  2. [lying, laying, knocked out] flat on the floor
  3. fell flat on his [arm, head, ribs]
  4. the [game, atmosphere, joke] fell flat
  5. have been working flat out [to, so that]
additional examples
  1. UK: a [large, small, cosy, poky, spacious] flat
  2. a flat [cap, roof, wall, surface, prairie, view, road, edge]
  3. UK: [an unfurnished, a fully-furnished, a furnished] flat
  4. my [car, bike] got a flat tire
  5. UK: a [second, ground, top] -floor flat
  6. [get, want] a flat [stomach, tummy]
  7. UK: a flat on the [second] floor
  8. (wearing) flat shoes
  9. UK: have my own flat
  10. flat-heeled [shoes, boots]
  11. UK: have a flat in [London]
  12. charge a flat [rate, fee] (of)
  13. UK: come over to my flat
  14. a flat [rebuke, denial, refusal]
  15. UK: have to [tidy, clean, hoover] my flat
  16. a flat-packed [table, chair, item, product]
  17. UK: move into a new flat
  18. UK: flat-pack [furniture, shelving]
  19. UK: a block of flats
  20. a flat [comment, joke, punchline]
  21. with the flat of your [hand, palm]
  22. a flat and [dull, boring, monotonous] voice
  23. (with) the flat of the knife
  24. left him feeling flat
  25. on the salt flats
  26. feeling flat and [tired, depressed, dull, unfulfilled]
  27. music: the sharps and flats
  28. play [B, A, C] flat
  29. play [a B, an A, a C] flat
  30. [blue, casual, smart, ballerina] flats
  31. the [book, cloth, map] was flat on the table
  32. wear flats [to, for] work
  33. [make, push, roll] (it) flat
  34. my [front, rear] tire got a flat
  35. [lying, laying, knocked out] flat on the floor
  36. [lying, was] flat on his back
  37. fell flat on his [arm, head, ribs]
  38. the [game, atmosphere, joke] fell flat
  39. have been working flat out [to, so that]
  40. it is flat-out wrong (to)
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