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FLAT OUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flat out mean? 

FLAT OUT (adverb)
  The adverb FLAT OUT has 2 senses:

1. in a blunt direct manner
2. at top speed

  Familiarity information: FLAT OUT used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLAT OUT (adverb)


Sense 1flat out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a blunt direct manner

Synonyms:

bluffly; bluntly; brusquely; flat out; roundly

Context examples:

he spoke bluntly / he stated his opinion flat-out / he was criticized roundly


Sense 2flat out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At top speed

Synonyms:

like blue murder; flat out

Context examples:

he ran flat out to catch the bus / he was off down the road like blue murder


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