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flak

also flack  (flăk)
n.
1.
a. Antiaircraft artillery.
b. The bursting shells fired from such artillery.
2. Informal
a. Excessive or abusive criticism.
b. Dissension; opposition.

[German, from Fl(ieger)a(bwehr)k(anone), aircraft-defense gun.]
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flak

(flæk) or

flack

n
1. (Military) anti-aircraft fire or artillery
2. informal a great deal of adverse criticism
[C20: from German Fl(ieger)a(bwehr)k(anone), literally: aircraft defence gun]
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flak

or flack

(flæk)

n.
1. antiaircraft fire.
2. critical or hostile reaction.
[1935–40; < German Fl(ieger)a(bwehr)k(anone) antiaircraft gun]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flak - a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
spokesperson, representative, interpreter, voice - an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
2.flak - intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
3.flak - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanesflak - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Bofors gun - an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
predictor - a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival
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flak

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Translations

flak

[flæk]
A. N
1.fuego m antiaéreo
2. (= criticism) → críticas fpl
to get a lot of flakser muy criticado
B. CPD flak jacket Nchaleco m antibalas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

flak

[ˈflæk] n
(MILITARY)tir m antiaérien
(= criticism) → critiques fpl
to get flak for sth → s'attirer des critiques pour qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

flak

n
Flakfeuer nt
(fig) he’s been getting a lot of flak (for it)er ist (dafür) mächtig unter Beschuss geraten (inf); I’m not taking the flak for thisich lass mich deswegen nicht zur Sau machen (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

flak

[flæk] n
a. (Mil) → fuoco d'artiglieria
b. (fam) (criticism) → critiche fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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