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English definition of “flake”

flake

noun [C] (SMALL PIECE)    /fleɪk/
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
(Definition of flake noun (SMALL PIECE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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