- 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 [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 Phrasal Verbsflake out
NAmE//fleɪk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flake
he / she / it flakes
past simple flaked
-ing form flaking