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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]


In a blunt direct manner


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]


At top speed


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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