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"flak" in British English

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flaknoun [U]

(also flack) uk   us   /flæk/
  • flak noun [U] (CRITICISM)

informal strongcriticism or ​opposition: She took/​caught some flak from her ​parents about her new ​dress.
  • flak noun [U] (FIRING OF GUNS)

the ​firing of ​guns from the ​ground at ​enemyaircraft, or the ​bullets, etc. that the ​gunsfire: They ​flew into ​heavy flak over the ​targetarea.
(Definition of flak from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flak" in American English

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flaknoun [U]

 us   /flæk/ (also flack) infml
strongcriticism or ​opposition: She ​caught some flak from her ​parents.
(Definition of flak from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flak" in Business English

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flaknoun

uk   us   /flæk/
[U] (also flack) strong criticism or opposition: catch/draw/get flak The ​company has been catching flak lately for its ​lack of ​customerservice. Another ​provision that has ​drawn flak would ​prohibitlobbyists from ​serving on ​stateboards and ​commissions.
[C] →  flack
(Definition of flak from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flak”
in Chinese (Simplified) 批评, 严厉批评, 激烈反对…
in Turkish eleştiri, tenkit…
in Russian критика…
in Chinese (Traditional) 批評, 嚴厲批評, 激烈反對…
in Polish krytyka…
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