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flake

noun [C] uk   /fleɪk/ us  

flake noun [C] (SMALL PIECE)

a small, thin piece of something, especially if it has come from a surface covered with a layer of something: flakes of snow soap flakes This room needs decorating - flakes of paint keep coming off the walls.Words meaning small pieces and amounts

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 wayOf unsound mindStupid and silly

flake

verb [I] uk   /fleɪk/ us  
to come off a surface in small, thin pieces: Patches of skin are starting to flake off.Tearing and breaking into pieces
Phrasal verbs
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