flake Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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flakenoun [C]

 us   /fleɪk/

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.

flakeverb [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 Arabic رُقاقة…
in Korean 조각…
in Malaysian kepingan…
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 Vietnamese bông tuyết…
in Spanish copo…
in Portuguese floco, descamação…
in Thai ชิ้นย่อยที่แตกออกมา…
in German die Flocke…
in Catalan escata, floc…
in Japanese 小片…
in Indonesian kepingan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小片, 小薄片, (尤指)碎片…
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