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flatten

To remove structural information, especially to filter something with an implicit tree structure into a simple sequence of leaves; also tends to imply mapping to flat ASCII. "This code flattens an expression with parentheses into an equivalent canonical form."
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It's only light control but it does flatten my tummy.
Flatten your back against the floor by tightening your abdomen and bending your pelvis up.
That time lag of about two hours was when they were trying to locate someone with the authority to tell them they could go ahead and take water out of the Chewuch River," said Flatten.
This heats the tool's surface, helping to flatten the beads as they contact the mold.
Model's verdict: "It's not as supportive as I would like but it does flatten my tummy.
With more than 11 years of experience, Flatten says he still learns something new every day.
At Bidston], if you flatten a tin can, it doesn't know the difference between a flat tin can and a piece of cardboard.
Flatten those abs and show off your newfound six-pack with these 10 quick tips:
Given this interpretation, future short-term rates may be expected to decline, which tends to reduce current long-term rates and flatten the yield curve.
Angry residents on Tyneside are calling for bulldozers to be brought in to flatten a run-down part of their town.
Slower Unit Growth and ASP Pressures Will Flatten GaAs Revenues
Sentencing Allerton, who admitted GBH, Judge Michael Mettyear said at York crown court: "You intended to flatten the camp.