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flank

noun [C] uk   /flæŋk/ us  

flank noun [C] (BODY)

the area of the body between the ribs and the hips of an animal or a person

flank noun [C] (SIDE)

the side of something: right/left flank A small group of houses clings to the eastern flank of the mountain.

flank

verb [T usually passive] uk   /flæŋk/ us  
to be at the side of someone or something: The president was flanked by senior advisors.
Translations of “flank”
in Spanish costado, flanco…
in French flanc…
in German die Flanke…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體, (動物或人體的)脅腹…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体, (动物或人体的)胁腹…
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