Meaning of FLAKE in English

FLAKE

(~s, flaking, ~d)

1.

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.

...oat ~s.

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

2.

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.

VERB: V

Flake off means the same as ~ .

The surface corrosion was worst where the paint had ~d off.

PHRASAL VERB: V P

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