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flake

flake

 
 
pronunciation:
fleIk
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
flake out
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin fragment, esp. one that has split off or peeled off from a surface.
flakes of paint
similar words:
scale
definition 2: any small or light piece, esp. of snow.
definition 3: (slang) an eccentric person.
similar words:
eccentric, oddball
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: flaked, flakes, flaking
definition 1: to split off or peel off from a surface in flakes.
The paint on the wall is flaking.
similar words:
scale
definition 2: to produce flakes.
The wall is flaking.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to split off or peel off in flakes from.
Moisture is flaking the surface of the paint.
definition 2: to cause to form flakes.
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phrase: flake out