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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.
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