Meaning of FLAKE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ fleɪk ]
( flakes, flaking, flaked)
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.
N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft N of n , n N
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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006