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flaw

noun [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 your reasoning. This report is full of flaws. a character flaw

flaw

verb [T] uk   /flɔː/  us   /flɑː/
to cause something to be not perfect: A tiny mark flawed the otherwise perfect silk shirt.
Translations of “flaw”
in Vietnamese vết nhơ, thói xấu, chỗ hỏng…
in Spanish defecto…
in Thai ข้อบกพร่อง…
in Malaysian kecacatan…
in French défaut…
in German der Fehler…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錯誤, 缺點, 缺陷,瑕疵…
in Indonesian cacat…
in Russian изъян, недостаток…
in Turkish zaaf, zayıflık, kusur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 错误, 缺点, 缺陷,瑕疵…
in Polish błąd, skaza…
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