Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
This argument is very apposite to the case.
apposite = very applicable; well adapted; suitable or fit; relevant; pat
The distance between life and death narrowed in this flattened city on Thursday, with survival two days after the huge earthquake struck depending increasingly on the luck of being freed from under rubble, on treating the thousands of wounded and on speeding the halting flow of emergency food and water.
Time flattens the mountains.
flatten = make flat or flatter
Furniture and silver prices have flattened out lately.
flatten = make flat; make even
The crisis flattened the market.
flatten = keep down; depress
You have to flatten the seams.
flatten = make smooth; press on
The car flattened the hen.
flatten = squash
I am flattened by grief.
flatten = discourage; damp down; lose heart
The senator flattened his opposition.
flatten = overwhelm
The depression flattened many small businesses.
flatten = ruin; knock down;
I was flattened out.
flatten out = ruin
Thank you for your efforts.