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flake out

informal
verb [I] uk phrasal verb with flake   /fleɪk/ us  
UK to suddenly go to sleep or feel weak because you are extremely tired: I got home and flaked out on the sofa.
US to do something strange or not do what you are expected to do : I'm tired of relying on other people - they keep flaking out on me.
Translations of “flake out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然睡著, (因疲倦而)倒下…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然睡着, (因疲倦而)倒下…
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