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flatter

US [ˈflætər]
UK [ˈflætə(r)]
  • v.奉承;讨好;向…谄媚;自命不凡
  • n.【机】平面锤;拉扁钢丝模;敲平的人
  • adj.“flat”的比较级
  • adv.“flat”的比较级
  • Web阿谀;使高兴;恭维
Simple Present:flatters  Present Participle:flattering  Past Tense:flattered  
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v.
1.
[t]
~ sb
奉承;讨好;向…谄媚to say nice things about sb, often in a way that is not sincere, because you want them to do sth for you or you want to please them
Are you trying to flatter me?
你是想讨好我?
2.
[t]
~ yourself (that…)
自命不凡to choose to believe sth good about yourself and your abilities, especially when other people do not share this opinion
‘How will you manage without me?’ ‘Don't flatter yourself.’
“没有我看你怎么办!”“别自以为了不起。”
3.
[t]
~ sb
使显得更漂亮;使胜过本人to make sb seem more attractive or better than they really are
That colour doesn't flatter many people.
那种颜色对很多人都不适宜。
The scoreline flattered England(= they did not deserve to get such a high score) .
英格兰队的最终比分大大超过了其实力。

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