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flake

noun [C]  /fleɪk/ us  

flake noun [C] (THIN PIECE)

a small, thin piece, esp. of a layer on a surface: Flakes of paint fell from the ceiling.

flake noun [C] (PERSON)

infml a person who does not seem to pay attention and is sometimes silly: That guy is a real flake.

flake

verb [I] /fleɪk/

flake verb [I] (COME OFF IN PIECES)

to come off easily in small, thin, flat pieces: Plaster is flaking off the walls.
Translations of “flake”
in Korean 조각…
in Arabic رُقاقة…
in French flocon…
in Turkish ince tabaka, parçacık, tane…
in Italian scaglia, fiocco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小片, 小薄片, (尤指)碎片…
in Russian чешуйка, снежинка…
in Polish płatek…
in Spanish copo…
in Portuguese floco, descamação…
in German die Flocke…
in Catalan escata, floc…
in Japanese 小片…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小片, 小薄片, (尤指)碎片…
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