flatter

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flatter

1. a blacksmith's tool, resembling a flat-faced hammer, that is placed on forged work and struck to smooth the surface of the forging
2. a die with a narrow rectangular orifice for drawing flat sections
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"To be fair, I played against him a couple of times when he was at Wolves and he's got the big physical presence but he always flatters to deceive, for me.
He's one of these guys who flatters to deceive, who looks a player because he has a bit of balance and poise in the middle of the park.
Host-nation Germany is right up there (workmanlike), there's France (full of flair), Italy (very up and down), England (dour at times), Iceland (melts away halfway through), Netherlands (flatters to deceive), Malta (never gets started), Belgium (too friendly), Turkey (fiery and unpredictable) and surprise package Luxembourg (gentle, but full of passion).