flake Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"flake" in British English

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flakenoun [C]

uk   us   /fleɪk/

flake noun [C] (SMALL PIECE)

a ​small, ​thinpiece of something, ​especially if it has come from a ​surfacecovered with a ​layer of something: flakes of ​snow soap flakes This ​roomneedsdecorating - flakes of ​paintkeep coming off the ​walls.

flake noun [C] (PERSON)

US informal a ​person you cannot ​trust to ​remember things or to do what they ​promise, or someone who ​behaves in a ​strange way

flakeverb [I]

uk   us   /fleɪk/
to come off a ​surface in ​small, ​thinpieces: Patches of ​skin are ​starting to flake off.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of flake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flake" in American English

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flakenoun [C]

 us   /fleɪk/

flake noun [C] (THIN PIECE)

a ​small, ​thinpiece, esp. of a ​layer on a ​surface: Flakes of ​paintfell from the ​ceiling.

flake noun [C] (PERSON)

infml a ​person who does not ​seem to ​payattention and is sometimes ​silly: That ​guy is a ​real flake.

flakeverb [I]

 /fleɪk/

flake verb [I] (COME OFF IN PIECES)

to come off ​easily in ​small, ​thin, ​flatpieces: Plaster is flaking off the ​walls.
(Definition of flake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flake”
in Korean 조각…
in Arabic رُقاقة…
in Malaysian kepingan…
in French flocon…
in Russian чешуйка, снежинка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小片, 小薄片, (尤指)碎片…
in Italian scaglia, fiocco…
in Turkish ince tabaka, parçacık, tane…
in Polish płatek…
in Spanish copo…
in Vietnamese bông tuyết…
in Portuguese floco, descamação…
in Thai ชิ้นย่อยที่แตกออกมา…
in German die Flocke…
in Catalan escata, floc…
in Japanese 小片…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小片, 小薄片, (尤指)碎片…
in Indonesian kepingan…
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