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cake

noun uk   /keɪk/ us  

cake noun (FOOD)

A1 [C or U] a sweet food made with a mixture of flour, eggs, fat, and sugar: Would you like a piece of/a slice of/some cake? chocolate/sponge cake a birthday/Christmas cake cream cakes He made/baked a delicious cake.
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cake noun (SHAPE)

[C] a small flat object made by pressing together a soft substance: fish/potato cakes a cake of soap

cake

verb [T usually passive] uk   /keɪk/ us  
to cover something or someone thickly with a substance that then dries out: The men were caked in layers of filth and grime. boots caked with mud
Translations of “cake”
in Korean 케이크…
in Arabic كَعْكة…
in French gâteau, croquette, galette d’avoine…
in Turkish pasta, kek…
in Italian dolce, torta, pasta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食品, 蛋糕…
in Russian торт, пирог…
in Polish ciasto, ciastko…
in Spanish pastel, tortita, croqueta…
in Portuguese bolo…
in German der Kuchen, kuchenartig geformte Masse, der Riegel…
in Catalan pastís…
in Japanese ケーキ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食品, 蛋糕…
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