Meaning of FLAKE in English
(~s, flaking, ~d)
A ~ is a small thin piece of something, especially one that has broken off a larger piece.
Large ~s of snow began swiftly to fall.
N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n, n N
If something such as paint ~s, small thin pieces of it come off.
They can see how its colours have faded and where paint has ~d.
Flake off means the same as ~ .
The surface corrosion was worst where the paint had ~d off.
PHRASAL VERB: V P
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012