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flat /flæt/
  • danh từ
    • dãy phòng (ở một tầng trong một nhà khối)
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) căn phòng, căn buồng
    • (hàng hải) ngăn, gian
    • (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) tầng
    • mặt phẳng
    • miền đất phẳng
    • lòng (sông, bàn tay...)
      • the flat of the hand: lòng bàn tay
    • miền đất thấp, miền đầm lầy
    • thuyền đáy bằng
    • rổ nông, hộp nông
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (ngành đường sắt) toa trần ((cũng) flat-car)
    • (sân khấu) phần phông đã đóng khung
    • (âm nhạc) dấu giáng
    • (số nhiều) giày đề bằng
    • (từ lóng) kẻ lừa bịp
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) lốp bẹp, lốp xì hơi
    • to join the flats
      • chắp vá lại thành một mảnh; giữ cho vẻ trước sau như một
  • tính từ
    • bằng phẳng, bẹt, tẹt
      • a flat roof: mái bằng
      • a flat nose: mũi tẹt
    • sóng soài, sóng sượt
      • to knock somebody flat: đánh ai ngã sóng soài
    • nhãn
    • cùng, đồng (màu)
    • nông
      • a flat dish: đĩa nông
    • hoàn toàn, thẳng, thẳng thừng, dứt khoát
      • flat nonsense: điều hoàn toàn vô nghĩa
      • a flat denial: sự từ chối dứt khoát
      • and that's flat!: dứt khoát là như vậy!
    • nhạt, tẻ nhạt, vô duyên; hả (rượu...)
      • a flat joke: câu đùa vô duyên
      • flat beer: bia hả
    • ế ẩm
      • market is flat: chợ búa ế ẩm
    • không thay đổi, không lên xuống, đứng im (giá cả...)
    • bẹp, xì hơi (lốp xe)
    • bải hoải, buồn nản
    • (thông tục) không một xu dính túi, kiết xác
    • (âm nhạc) giáng
    • phó từ
      • bằng, phẳng, bẹt
      • sóng sượt, sóng soài
        • to fall flat: ngã sóng soài
      • (nghĩa bóng) hoàn toàn thất bại
        • to lie flat: nằm sóng soài
      • hoàn toàn; thẳng, thẳng thừng, dứt khoát
        • to go flat against orders: hoàn toàn làm trái với mệnh lệnh
      • to tell somebody flat that
        • nói thẳng với ai rằng
      • đúng
        • to run the hundred-yard dush in ten seconds flat: chạy 100 iat đúng mười giây
      • (âm nhạc) theo dấu giáng
      • ngoại động từ
        • làm bẹt, dát mỏng
      Concise Dictionary
      +a level tract of land
      +a shallow box in which seedlings are started
      +a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
      +freight car without permanent sides or roof
      +a deflated pneumatic tire
      +scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
      +a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
      +having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
      +having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness
      +not modified or restricted by reservations
      +stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
      +lacking contrast or shading between tones
      +lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone
      +flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
      +lacking taste or flavor or tang
      +lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
      +having lost effervescence
      +(of taxes) not increasing as the amount taxed increases
      +sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
      +horizontally level
      +lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
      +(of a tire) completely or partially deflated
      +not reflecting light; not glossy
      +commercially inactive
      +with flat sails
      +in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly

      Thesaurus Dictionary
      1 level, horizontal, even, smooth, plane, unbroken, uninterrupted:
      I looked out over the flat surface of the frozen bay.
      2 prostrate, prone, supine, lying (down), stretched out, recumbent, outstretched, reclining, spread-eagle(d), spread out, outspread:
      I lay flat on my back staring up at the sky.
      3 collapsed, levelled, overthrown, laid low:
      The air raid had left all the buildings completely flat.
      4 downright, outright, unqualified, unreserved, unconditional, absolute, categorical, explicit, unconditional, definite, firm, positive, out-and-out, unequivocal, peremptory, unambiguous, unmistakable, direct, complete, total:
      The request for clemency was met with the judge's flat refusal.
      5 featureless, monotonous, dull, dead, uninteresting, unexciting, vapid, bland, empty, two-dimensional, insipid, boring, tiresome, lifeless, spiritless, lacklustre, prosaic, stale, tired, dry, jejune:
      The critics wrote that she turned in a very flat performance.
      6 deflated, collapsed, punctured, ruptured, blown out:
      We had a flat tyre on the way.
      7 unchangeable, unchanging, invariable, unvaried, unvarying, standard, fixed, unmodified, unmodifiable, Colloq US cookie-cutter:
      They charge the same flat rate for children, the elderly, and all between.
      8 dead, insipid, stale, tasteless, flavourless, unpalatable; decarbonated, non-effervescent:
      My beer has gone flat.
      9 exact, precise:
      It's a flat ten minutes from here to the railway station.
      10 definite, certain, sure, irrevocable:
      I said I'm not going, and that's flat.
      11 dull, slow, sluggish, inactive, depressed:
      Business has been a bit flat since Christmas.
      12 dull, mat or matt or matte, unshiny, non-gloss(y), non-reflective, non-glare, unpolished:
      The table looks better with a flat finish.
      13 lacking perspective, two-dimensional, lifeless, unrealistic:
      Some of his paintings seem pretty flat to me.
      14 Often, flats.
      (a) US low shoes, loafers, sandals, Colloq flatties:
      Cynthia said that wearing flats makes her feet hurt.
      (b) lowland(s), plain(s), tundra, steppe(s), prairie(s), savannah or savanna, heath, moor, pampas; mud-flat(s); shallow(s), shoal, strand; marsh, bog, fen, swamp:
      Before us was a large flat of barren ground.
      15 rooms, suite, apartment:
      How can you afford to keep a flat in London?
      16 absolutely, completely, categorically, utterly, wholly, uncompromisingly, irrevocably, positively, definitely, directly; exactly, precisely, flatly:
      He has come out flat in favour of the status quo. When he started drinking, she left him flat.
      17 flat out.
      (a) at maximum or top or full or breakneck speed, speedily, quickly, apace, on the run, rapidly, swiftly, at full speed or gallop, post-haste, hell for leather, like a bat out of hell, like a shot, like (greased) lightning, like the wind:
      Someone shouted 'Fire!' and we headed flat out for the exits.
      (b) flatly, unhesitatingly, directly, at once, immediately, forthwith, without delay; plainly, openly, baldly, brazenly, brashly:
      He asked to borrow some money and she told him 'No', flat out.
      18 room(s), flat, suite (of rooms), chambers, tenement; garden flat, maisonette, penthouse, studio, Brit bedsitter, bedsit; accommodation, living quarters, Colloq Brit digs, US and Canadian apartment, furnished room, walk-up, duplex, triplex, garden apartment:
      We rented a two-bedroom flat in a good neighbourhood.
      Advanced English Dictionary
      adjective, noun, adverb
      + adjective (flatter, flattest)
      1 having a level surface, not curved or sloping: low buildings with flat roofs + People used to think the earth was flat. + Exercise is the only way to get a flat stomach after having a baby. + The sails hung limply in the flat calm (= conditions at sea when there is no wind and the water is completely level).
      2 (of land) without any slopes or hills: The road stretched ahead across the flat landscape. + The desert was flat, mile after mile. + He reached a flatter section of land near the river.
      3 (of surfaces) smooth and even; without lumps or holes: I need a flat surface to write on. + We found a large flat rock to sit on.
      not high
      4 broad but not very high: Chapatis are a kind of flat Indian bread. + flat shoes (= with no heels or very low ones)
      5 dull; lacking interest or enthusiasm: He felt very flat after his friends had gone home. + It was a curiously flat note on which to end the election campaign.
      6 not showing much emotion; not changing much in tone: Her voice was flat and expressionless. + He spoke in a flat Midlands accent.
      colours / pictures
      7 very smooth, with no contrast between light and dark, and giving no impression of depth: Acrylic paints can be used to create large, flat blocks of colour.
      8 not very successful because very little is being sold: The housing market has been flat for months.
      refusal / denial
      9 [only before noun] not allowing discussion or argument; definite: Her request was met with a flat refusal. + He gave a flat 'No!' to one reporter's question. + These results are in flat contradiction to the theory of relativity.
      in music
      10 used after the name of a note to mean a note a SEMITONE/HALF-TONE lower: That note should be B flat, not B.
      Antonym: SHARP
      Compare: NATURAL
      11 below the correct PITCH (= how high or low a note sounds): The high notes were slightly flat.
      Antonym: SHARP
      12 no longer having bubbles in it; not fresh: The soda was warm and had gone flat.
      13 (BrE) unable to supply any more electricity
      14 not containing enough air, usually because of a hole
      15 completely flat with no natural raised curves underneath
      See also - FLAT-FOOTED
      Idioms: and that's flat! (BrE, spoken) that is my final decision and I will not change my mind: You can't go and that's flat!
      as flat as a pancake completely flat: The country around here is as flat as a pancake.
      more at BACK n., SPIN n.
      + noun
      1 [C] (BrE) a set of rooms for living in, including a kitchen, usually on one floor of a building: Do you live in a flat or a house? + They're renting a furnished flat on the third floor. + a ground-floor flat + a new block of flats + Many large old houses have been converted into flats. + Children from the flats (= the block of flats) across the street were playing outside.
      Compare: APARTMENT
      level part
      2 [sing.] the ~ of sth the flat level part of sth: He beat on the door with the flat of his hand. + the flat of a sword / blade
      3 [C, usually pl.] an area of low flat land, especially near water: salt flats
      See also - MUDFLAT
      horse racing
      4 (the flat, the Flat) [sing.] (BrE) the season for racing horses on flat ground with no jumps
      in music
      5 [C] a note played a SEMITONE/HALF TONE lower than the note that is named. The written symbol is ({flat}): There are no sharps or flats in the key of C major.
      Antonym: SHARP
      Compare: NATURAL
      6 [C] (especially AmE) a tyre that has lost air usually because of a hole: We got a flat on the way home. + We had to stop to fix a flat.
      in theatre
      7 [C] (technical) an upright section of scenery used on a theatre stage
      8 (flats) [pl.] = FLATTIES
      Idioms: on the flat (BrE) on level ground, without hills or jumps (= for example in horse racing): Overtaking the next cyclist on an Alpine climb is a dozen times harder than on the flat.
      + adverb (comparative flatter, no superlative)
      1 spread out in a level, straight position, especially against another surface: Lie flat and breath deeply. + They pressed themselves flat against the tunnel wall as the train approached.
      refusing / denying
      2 (BrE) (AmE flat out) (informal) in a definite and direct way: She told me flat she would not speak to me again. + I made them a reasonable offer but they turned it down flat.
      in music
      3 lower than the correct PITCH (= how high or low a note sounds): He sings flat all the time.
      Antonym: SHARP

      fall flat if a joke, a story, or an event falls flat, it completely fails to amuse people or to have the effect that was intended: Without Jem, the whole evening would have fallen flat.
      fall flat on your face
      1 to fall so that you are lying on your front
      2 to fail completely, usually causing embarrassment: His next television venture fell flat on its face.
      flat broke (BrE also stony broke) (informal) completely broke
      flat out (informal)
      1 as fast or as hard as possible: Workers are working flat out to meet the rise in demand for new cars.
      2 (especially AmE) in a definite and direct way; completely: I told him flat out 'No'. + It's a 30-year mortgage we just flat out can't handle.
      in ...flat (informal) used with an expression of time to say that sth happened or was done very quickly, in no more than the time stated: They changed the wheel in three minutes flat (= in exactly three minutes).
      Collocation Dictionary


      be, look | become | lie, stay
      I can't get this material to lie flat. She lay flat on the ground.
      | fold sth, get sth, make sth, press sth
      Shall I fold the paper flat or roll it up?


      very | absolutely, completely, quite
      The sea was almost completely flat.
      | almost | fairly, quite, rather

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