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verb     flake pronunciation in British English
/fleɪk/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyflake
he/she/itflakes
present participleflaking
past tenseflaked
past participleflaked
  1. 1

    flake

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    flake off

    [intransitive] to come off a surface in small flat pieces

    Her skin was itchy and beginning to flake.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if food such as fish flakes, or if you flake it, it breaks easily into small flat pieces

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