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flake 1

 (flāk)
n.
1. A flat thin piece or layer; a chip.
2. Archaeology A stone fragment removed from a core or from another flake by percussion or pressure, serving as a preform or as a tool or blade itself.
3. A small piece; a bit.
4. A small crystalline bit of snow.
5. Slang
a. One who is undependable, as in keeping social engagements.
b. A somewhat eccentric person; an oddball.
6. Slang Cocaine.
v. flaked, flak·ing, flakes
v.tr.
1. To remove a flake or flakes from; chip.
2. To cover, mark, or overlay with or as if with flakes.
3. To lay out (a rope or sail, for example) in loose folds.
v.intr.
1. To come off in flat thin pieces or layers.
2. Slang
a. To renege, as on a social engagement: promised to go to the party but flaked at the last moment.
b. To fall asleep or collapse from fatigue or exhaustion: got home and flaked on the sofa.
Phrasal Verb:
flake out Slang
1. To renege, as on a social engagement: Sorry for flaking out on you last night—I had to work late.
2. To lose interest or nerve: I toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo but flaked out when I saw the needle.
3. To fall asleep or collapse from fatigue or exhaustion: On arriving at the campsite, we dropped our packs and flaked out on the ground.
4. To act in an odd or eccentric manner: Don't embarrass me by flaking out in front of my friends!

[Middle English; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

flak′er n.

flake 2

 (flāk)
n.
1. A frame or platform for drying fish or produce.
2. A platform lowered over the side of a ship as a scaffold for performing maintenance or repairs.

[Middle English fleke, from Old Norse fleki, hurdle, shield used for defense in battle; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

flake

(fleɪk)
n
1. a small thin piece or layer chipped off or detached from an object or substance; scale
2. a small piece or particle: a flake of snow.
3. a thin layer or stratum
4. (Archaeology) archaeol
a. a fragment removed by chipping or hammering from a larger stone used as a tool or weapon. See also blade
b. (as modifier): flake tool.
5. slang chiefly US an eccentric, crazy, or unreliable person
vb
6. to peel or cause to peel off in flakes; chip
7. to cover or become covered with or as with flakes
8. (tr) to form into flakes
[C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian flak disc, Middle Dutch vlacken to flutter]
ˈflaker n

flake

(fleɪk)
n
(Agriculture) a rack or platform for drying fish or other produce
[C14: from Old Norse flaki; related to Dutch vlaak hurdle]

flake

(fleɪk)
vb
(Nautical Terms) nautical another word for fake1

flake

(fleɪk)
n
(Cookery) (in Australia) the commercial name for the meat of the gummy shark

flake1

(fleɪk)

n., v. flaked, flak•ing. n.
1. a small, flat, thin piece, esp. one that has been or become detached from a larger piece or mass.
2. any small piece or mass.
3. a stratum or layer.
4. Slang. an eccentric person; screwball.
5. Slang. cocaine.
v.i.
6. to peel off or fall in flakes.
v.t.
7. to remove in flakes.
8. to cover with or as if with flakes.
9. to break or form into flakes.
[1350–1400; Middle English]

flake2

(fleɪk)

n.
a frame, as for drying fish.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old Norse flaki]

flake4

(fleɪk)

v.i. flaked, flak•ing.
flake out, Slang. to fall asleep.
[1935–40; perhaps expressive variant of flag3]

Flake

 a bundle of parallel fibres or threads, 1635.
Examples: flake of ice, 1555.

flake


Past participle: flaked
Gerund: flaking

Imperative
flake
flake
Present
I flake
you flake
he/she/it flakes
we flake
you flake
they flake
Preterite
I flaked
you flaked
he/she/it flaked
we flaked
you flaked
they flaked
Present Continuous
I am flaking
you are flaking
he/she/it is flaking
we are flaking
you are flaking
they are flaking
Present Perfect
I have flaked
you have flaked
he/she/it has flaked
we have flaked
you have flaked
they have flaked
Past Continuous
I was flaking
you were flaking
he/she/it was flaking
we were flaking
you were flaking
they were flaking
Past Perfect
I had flaked
you had flaked
he/she/it had flaked
we had flaked
you had flaked
they had flaked
Future
I will flake
you will flake
he/she/it will flake
we will flake
you will flake
they will flake
Future Perfect
I will have flaked
you will have flaked
he/she/it will have flaked
we will have flaked
you will have flaked
they will have flaked
Future Continuous
I will be flaking
you will be flaking
he/she/it will be flaking
we will be flaking
you will be flaking
they will be flaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flaking
you have been flaking
he/she/it has been flaking
we have been flaking
you have been flaking
they have been flaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flaking
you will have been flaking
he/she/it will have been flaking
we will have been flaking
you will have been flaking
they will have been flaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flaking
you had been flaking
he/she/it had been flaking
we had been flaking
you had been flaking
they had been flaking
Conditional
I would flake
you would flake
he/she/it would flake
we would flake
you would flake
they would flake
Past Conditional
I would have flaked
you would have flaked
he/she/it would have flaked
we would have flaked
you would have flaked
they would have flaked

flake

To break into natural segments.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flake - a crystal of snowflake - a crystal of snow      
snow, snowfall - precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
crystal - a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
snow - a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground
2.flake - a person with an unusual or odd personalityflake - a person with an unusual or odd personality
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
crackpot, fruitcake, nut case, screwball, crank, nut - a whimsically eccentric person
nutter, wacko, whacko - a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad
3.flake - a small fragment of something broken off from the wholeflake - a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
matchwood - fragments of wood; "it was smashed into matchwood"
exfoliation, scurf, scale - a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
scurf - (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts
sliver, splinter - a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers"
Verb1.flake - form into flakes; "The substances started to flake"
form - assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads"
2.flake - cover with flakes or as if with flakes
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
3.flake - come off in flakes or thin small pieces; "The paint in my house is peeling off"
chip, chip off, break away, break off, come off - break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped"

flake

1
noun
1. chip, scale, layer, peeling, shaving, disk, wafer, sliver, lamina, squama (Biology) flakes of paint
verb
1. chip, scale (off), peel (off), blister, desquamate Some of the shell had flaked away.
Translations
نَدْفَه، رُقاقَهيَتَقَشَّر الدهان
vločkaloupat se
falde af i flagerflagefnugskalle af
rétegesen leválik
flagaflagna
apsilupęsdribsnisdrožlėgabalėlisiš nuovargio nepastovintis ant kojų
lobīties kārtāmpārslaplēksne
odlupovať savločka
luščiti se
parçacıkpul pul dökülmek

flake

[fleɪk]
A. N [of paint] → desconchón m; [of skin, soap] → escama f; [of snow] → copo m
B. VI (also flake off, flake away) [paint] → descascarillarse, desconcharse; [skin] → pelarse
C. VT [+ cooked fish] → desmenuzar
flake out VI + ADV (Brit) (= faint) → desplomarse; (= fall asleep) → caer rendido
I flaked out on the bedcaí rendido en la cama
to be flaked outestar rendido

flake

[ˈfleɪk]
n
[rust, paint] → écaille f
[snow] → flocon m
[soap powder] → flocon m
vi (also flake off) [paint] → s'écailler
flake out
vi (= fall asleep) → s'endormirflaked almonds nplamandes fpl effiléesflak jacket ngilet m pare-balles

flake

n (of snow, soap)Flocke f; (of paint, rust)Splitter m; (of plaster)abgebröckeltes Stückchen; (of metal, wood)Span m; (of skin)Schuppe f; (of fish) → Stückchen ntFischfleisch; (of almond) → Blättchen nt; (of chocolate) → Raspel m; flakes of paint/plaster were falling off the ceilingdie Farbe blätterte/der Gips bröckelte von der Decke ab
vi (stone, plaster etc)abbröckeln; (paint)abblättern
vt (Cook) chocolate, almondsraspeln; fishin Stücke zerteilen

flake

[fleɪk]
1. n (of paint, rust) → scaglia; (of skin) → squama; (of snow, cereal) → fiocco
2. vi (also flake off) (paint) → scrostarsi; (skin) → squamarsi; (stone) → sfaldarsi
flake out vi + adv (fam) (collapse) → svenire; (fall asleep) → crollare

flake

(fleik) noun
a very small piece. a snowflake.
verb
(usually with off) to come off in flakes. The paint is flaking.
ˈflaky adjective
flake out
(slang) to fall asleep straight away because one is extremely tired.
flaked out
(slang) extremely tired. You must be flaked out after being awake all night.

flake

n. escama; copo;
snow ___ -scopos de nieve.

flake

(skin) n escama; vi descamarse (form), caerse en escamas
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This stone-tool making method, called pressure flaking, was invented and used sporadically in Africa before spreading to other continents, according to a team led by archaeologist Vincent Mourre of the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail in Prance.
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The technological school sees the Levallois method as a method of flaking in which the knapper observes certain rules that can be identified by the analyst based on five criteria concerning the geometrical configuration of the core during knapping (Chazan 1997; Boeda 1995).
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