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    apposite/flatten

    Dear teachers,

    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.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: apposite/flatten

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    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. Ok

    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.
    A shocking and unfortunate calamity difficult for any human being to confront.
    Time flattens the mountains.

    flatten = make flat or flatter(applicable to mountain not to a city)=to destroy a building or town by knocking it down, bombing it etc /demolished with the strike of huge earth quake.[to level]</SPAN>

    Furniture and silver prices have flattened out lately.

    flatten = make flat; make even

    The crisis flattened the market.

    flatten = keep down; depress= alter, change, modify

    You have to flatten the seams.

    flatten = make smooth; press on

    The car flattened the hen.

    flatten = squash= change form, change shape, deform
    He was pressed against the wall with force nearly sufficient to flatten his nose.
    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. How?

    flatten out = ruin= to make someone or something flat
    If you fall under the steamroller, it will flatten you out

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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