Definition of Flat out

1. Adverb. In a blunt direct manner. "He was criticized roundly"

Exact synonyms: Bluffly, Bluntly, Brusquely, Roundly
Partainyms: Bluff, Blunt, Brusque

2. Adverb. At top speed. "He was off down the road like blue murder"
Exact synonyms: Like Blue Murder

Definition of Flat out

1. Adjective. (&lit flat out) ¹

2. Adjective. Complete, total, downright. ¹

3. Adjective. Very busy. ¹

4. Adjective. (Australian) Lazy, sleeping. ¹

5. Adverb. (idiomatic) At top speed. ¹

6. Adverb. (idiomatic) Bluntly, no holds barred, totally, outright. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flat Out

flat condyloma
flat earther
flat earthers
flat feet
flat file
flat files
flat flap
flat hand
flat iron
flat irons
flat junction
flat junctions
flat knot
flat lock
flat locks
flat out (current term)
flat papular syphilid
flat pea
flat pelvis
flat plate
flat rate
flat rates
flat revertant
flat silver
flat solid
flat space
flat spaces
flat store
flat stores
flat tip screwdriver

Literary usage of Flat out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Americanisms. by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"To flat out. To collapse; to prove a failure. A Western phrase applied to a political meeting; as, " The meeting flatted out. ..."

2. A Woman Rice Planter by Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle (1918)
"The men pushed the flat out and poled it up the river with the greatest ease, and before dark it was safely staked under the flat house, so that my mind ..."

3. Introduction to Zoology: A Guide to the Study of Animals ; for the Use of by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1902)
"Legs not spread flat out. di. Spinnerets short and inclined together, ... Legs spread flat out bi. Eyes in 3 transverse rows ; spin no webs, but hunt prey ..."

4. Music: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1901)
"... C and E flat coalesce into a unity of A flat; and E flat and G coalesce into a unity of E flat. Out of three elements C and G agree with each other; ..."

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