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cake

noun uk   us   /keɪk/

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   us   /keɪk/
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
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