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Noun: flake  fleyk
  1. A small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    "a flake of rock caught him in the eye";
    - bit, chip, fleck, scrap
     
  2. A crystal of snow
    - snowflake
     
  3. [N. Amer] A person with an unusual or odd personality
    - eccentric, eccentric person, oddball, geek, dag [Austral, NZ]
Verb: flake  fleyk
  1. Form into flakes
    "The substances started to flake"
     
  2. Cover with flakes or as if with flakes
     
  3. Come off in flakes or thin small pieces
    "The paint in my house is flaking off";
    - peel off, peel, flake off

Derived forms: flaked, flaking, flakes

Type of: anomaly, break away, break off, chip, chip off, come off, cover, crystal, form, fragment, unusual person

Part of: snow, snowfall

Encyclopedia: Flake, Ontario