+0

Hi,

"If I drove by a scene of a car accident and there would be a seriously crashed car, could I use the word 'compressed' or 'flattened'? It'd look like somebody put it in a press machine.

Thank you.

Comments  
Ann225could I use the word 'compressed' or 'flattened'?

Yes.

Ann225a press machine.

This does not make sense.

Why not?

A press machine makes things flat. It wasn’t meant literally.

Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
Ann225Why not?

I have not heard of that before.

What about ‘machine press’?