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Definition of flake verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    flake

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//fleɪk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flake
     
    he / she / it flakes
     
    past simple flaked
     
    -ing form flaking
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] flake (off) to fall off in small thin pieces You could see bare wood where the paint had flaked off. His skin was dry and flaking.
  2. 2 [transitive, intransitive] flake (something) to break something, especially fish or other food into small thin pieces; to fall into small thin pieces Flake the tuna and add to the sauce. flaked coconut
  3. Phrasal Verbsflake out
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: flake

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