flake

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
flake

Plural
flakes

Flakes of paint
  1. A flake is a small, flat piece of something, often broken off something larger.
    London was silent with snow; soft flakes of it dropping evenly into the white streets.
    When your head is dry, white flakes of skin appear on your hair and clothing.


Verb[change]

Plain form
flake

Third-person singular
flakes

Past tense
flaked

Past participle
flaked

Present participle
flaking

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If something flakes, it breaks into small, flat pieces.
    The paint had started to flake off the wall.

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