Meaning of FLAKE in English

FLAKE

transcription, транскрипция: [ fleɪk ]

( flakes, flaking, flaked)

1.

A flake is a small thin piece of something, especially one that has broken off a larger piece.

Large flakes of snow began swiftly to fall.

...oat flakes.

N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft N of n , n N

2.

If something such as paint flakes , small thin pieces of it come off.

They can see how its colours have faded and where paint has flaked.

VERB : V

Flake off means the same as flake .

The surface corrosion was worst where the paint had flaked off.

PHRASAL VERB : V P

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