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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.

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

flake

verb [I] uk   /fleɪk/ us  
to come off a surface in small, thin pieces: Patches of skin are starting to flake off.
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Translations of “flake”
in Korean 조각…
in Arabic رُقاقة…
in French flocon…
in Turkish ince tabaka, parçacık, tane…
in Italian scaglia, fiocco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小片, 小薄片, (尤指)碎片…
in Russian чешуйка, снежинка…
in Polish płatek…
in Spanish copo…
in Portuguese floco, descamação…
in German die Flocke…
in Catalan escata, floc…
in Japanese 小片…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小片, 小薄片, (尤指)碎片…
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