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flat
I 1. [flæt]
aggettivo
1) (level, not rounded) [surface] piatto, piano; [roof, face] piatto; [nose] schiacciato, camuso; (shallow) [dish] piano
2) (deflated) [ball] sgonfio; [tyre] a terra
3) (pressed close)

her feet flat on the floor — con i piedi che appoggiavano bene a terra

4) (low) [shoes, heels] basso
5) (absolute) [refusal, denial] netto, secco, deciso

you're not going and that's flat! — non ci vai, e basta!

6) (standard) [fare, fee] fisso, forfettario; [charge] fisso
7) (monotonous) [voice, tone] piatto, monotono; (unexciting) [performance, style] noioso, piatto
8) (not fizzy) [drink] sgassato
9) (depressed)

to feel flat — sentirsi a terra o giù di corda

10) BE el. aut. [battery] scarico
11) comm. econ. (slow) [market, trade] inattivo, in ristagno; [profits] ristagnante
12) mus. [note] bemolle; (off key) [voice, instrument] stonato
2.
avverbio
1) (horizontally) [lay] disteso; [fall] (lungo) disteso

to knock sb. flat — atterrare qcn.

to lie flat — [person] giacere (lungo) disteso; [hair, pleat] essere piatto

to fall flat on one's face — cadere lungo disteso; fig. rompersi il collo

2) (in close contact)

she pressed her nose flat against the window — incollò il naso alla finestra

3) (exactly)

in 10 minutes flat — in dieci minuti esatti

4) colloq. (absolutely) decisamente, seccamente

he told me flat that — mi ha detto chiaro e tondo che

to turn [sth.] down flat — rifiutare recisamente [offer]

5) mus. [sing, play] in tono più basso (del dovuto), in modo stonato
••

to fall flat — [play] fare fiasco; [joke] cadere nel vuoto; [party, plan] essere un fiasco

II 1. [flæt]
nome
1) (level part)

the flat of — il palmo di [hand]; il piatto di [sword]

on the flat — BE [walk, park] in piano

2) colloq. (tyre) gomma f. a terra
3) mus. bemolle m.
4) teatr. fondale m.
2.
nome plurale flats
1) AE colloq. (shoes) scarpe f. basse
2) geogr. (marshland) terreno m.sing. basso, palude f.sing.
III [flæt]
nome BE (apartment) appartamento m.
* * *
[flæt] 1. adjective
1) (level; without rise or fall: a flat surface.) piatto
2) (dull; without interest: She spent a very flat weekend.) noioso
3) ((of something said, decided etc) definite; emphatic: a flat denial.) netto
4) ((of a tyre) not inflated, having lost most of its air: His car had a flat tyre.) sgonfio, a terra
5) ((of drinks) no longer fizzy: flat lemonade; (also adverb) My beer has gone flat.) sgassato
6) (slightly lower than a musical note should be: That last note was flat; (also adverb) The choir went very flat.) abbassato di tono; in tono più basso
2. adverb
(stretched out: She was lying flat on her back.) disteso
3. noun
1) ((American apartment) a set of rooms on one floor, with kitchen and bathroom, in a larger building or block: Do you live in a house or a flat?) appartamento
2) ((in musical notation) a sign (♭) which makes a note a semitone lower.) bemolle
3) (a level, even part: the flat of her hand.) palmo
4) ((usually in plural) an area of flat land, especially beside the sea, a river etc: mud flats.) piano; pantano
- flatten
- flat rate
- flat out
* * *
I 1. [flæt]
aggettivo
1) (level, not rounded) [surface] piatto, piano; [roof, face] piatto; [nose] schiacciato, camuso; (shallow) [dish] piano
2) (deflated) [ball] sgonfio; [tyre] a terra
3) (pressed close)

her feet flat on the floor — con i piedi che appoggiavano bene a terra

4) (low) [shoes, heels] basso
5) (absolute) [refusal, denial] netto, secco, deciso

you're not going and that's flat! — non ci vai, e basta!

6) (standard) [fare, fee] fisso, forfettario; [charge] fisso
7) (monotonous) [voice, tone] piatto, monotono; (unexciting) [performance, style] noioso, piatto
8) (not fizzy) [drink] sgassato
9) (depressed)

to feel flat — sentirsi a terra o giù di corda

10) BE el. aut. [battery] scarico
11) comm. econ. (slow) [market, trade] inattivo, in ristagno; [profits] ristagnante
12) mus. [note] bemolle; (off key) [voice, instrument] stonato
2.
avverbio
1) (horizontally) [lay] disteso; [fall] (lungo) disteso

to knock sb. flat — atterrare qcn.

to lie flat — [person] giacere (lungo) disteso; [hair, pleat] essere piatto

to fall flat on one's face — cadere lungo disteso; fig. rompersi il collo

2) (in close contact)

she pressed her nose flat against the window — incollò il naso alla finestra

3) (exactly)

in 10 minutes flat — in dieci minuti esatti

4) colloq. (absolutely) decisamente, seccamente

he told me flat that — mi ha detto chiaro e tondo che

to turn [sth.] down flat — rifiutare recisamente [offer]

5) mus. [sing, play] in tono più basso (del dovuto), in modo stonato
••

to fall flat — [play] fare fiasco; [joke] cadere nel vuoto; [party, plan] essere un fiasco

II 1. [flæt]
nome
1) (level part)

the flat of — il palmo di [hand]; il piatto di [sword]

on the flat — BE [walk, park] in piano

2) colloq. (tyre) gomma f. a terra
3) mus. bemolle m.
4) teatr. fondale m.
2.
nome plurale flats
1) AE colloq. (shoes) scarpe f. basse
2) geogr. (marshland) terreno m.sing. basso, palude f.sing.
III [flæt]
nome BE (apartment) appartamento m.

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