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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A small fragment of something broken off from the whole; A person with an unusual or odd personality; A crystal of snow

Usage examples (34)
  • The substances started to flake
  • And in the black, black silence of the country night, "the sweep of easy wind and downy flake" is deafeningly beautiful.
  • Recall the flake who shot up the White House with the machinegun?
  • Paul Begala calling Sarah Palin a "flake" or a lightweight really takes the cake! for more
Tutoring comment
  • She said she'd rather catch "flak" (censure) as a "flack" (a press agent) in the newsroom than be known as a "flake." (eccentric person)
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