Definition of flat verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

flat

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//flæt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//flæt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flat
BrE BrE//flæt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//flæt//
 
he / she / it flats
BrE BrE//flæts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//flæts//
 
past simple flatted
BrE BrE//ˈflætɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflætɪd//
 
past participle flatted
BrE BrE//ˈflætɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflætɪd//
 
-ing form flatting
BrE BrE//ˈflætɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflætɪŋ//
 
 
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(flatting, flatted) [intransitive] (Australian English, New Zealand English) to live in or share a flat/apartment My sister Zoe flats in Auckland. Word Originverb sense 1 early 19th cent. (denoting a floor or storey): alteration of obsolete flet ‘floor, dwelling’, of Germanic origin and related to flat ‘level’.