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cake

cake

 
 
pronunciation:
keIk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
phrases:
take the cake
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sweet breadlike baked food, often in the form of a loaf or round layers.
a birthday cake
 
similar words:
bun, cupcake, kuchen, pastry, pie, tart, torte
definition 2: a flattish oblong or round portion of food, formed or poured, and usu. baked or fried.
a pancakea fish cake
similar words:
donut, flapjack, fritter, griddlecake, hot cake, pancake
definition 3: a hardened, formed mass of some substance.
a cake of soapcottonseed cake
similar words:
bar
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phrase: take the cake
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: caked, cakes, caking
definition: to form, or form into, a hardened mass.
synonyms:
indurate, solidify
similar words:
coagulate, concrete, congeal, form, harden, mold, pat, shape
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