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flake

noun [C] uk   us   /fleɪk/

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   us   /fleɪk/
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 Arabic رُقاقة…
in Korean 조각…
in Malaysian kepingan…
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 Vietnamese bông tuyết…
in Spanish copo…
in Portuguese floco, descamação…
in Thai ชิ้นย่อยที่แตกออกมา…
in German die Flocke…
in Catalan escata, floc…
in Japanese 小片…
in Indonesian kepingan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小片, 小薄片, (尤指)碎片…
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