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

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flawnoun [C]

uk   /flɔː/  us   /flɑː/
C1 a ​fault, ​mistake, or ​weakness, ​especially one that ​happens while something is being ​planned or made, or that ​causes something not to be ​perfect: I ​returned the ​material because it had a flaw in it. There's a fatal flaw in ​yourreasoning. This ​report is ​full of flaws. a ​character flaw

flawverb [T]

uk   /flɔː/  us   /flɑː/
to ​cause something to be not ​perfect: A ​tinymark flawed the ​otherwiseperfectsilkshirt.
(Definition of flaw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flaw" in American English

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flawnoun [C]

 us   /flɔ/
a ​fault or ​weakness, esp. one that ​happens while something is being ​planned or made and that makes it not ​perfect: A flaw in the ​steeringmechanismled to a ​recall of 200,000 ​cars.
(Definition of flaw from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flaw" in Business English

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flawnoun [C]

uk   us   /flɔː/
a ​fault, mistake, or ​weakness, especially one that ​happens while something is being ​planned or made: The ​company had to ​spend millions ​correcting design flaws.serious/major/minor flaw (in sth) There seemed to be no serious flaws in the ​proposal and it was ​recommended for further ​consideration.
(Definition of flaw from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flaw”
in Spanish defecto…
in Vietnamese vết nhơ, thói xấu, chỗ hỏng…
in Malaysian kecacatan…
in Thai ข้อบกพร่อง…
in French défaut…
in German der Fehler…
in Chinese (Simplified) 错误, 缺点, 缺陷,瑕疵…
in Turkish zaaf, zayıflık, kusur…
in Russian изъян, недостаток…
in Indonesian cacat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錯誤, 缺點, 缺陷,瑕疵…
in Polish błąd, skaza…
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