flake

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfleɪk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/fleɪk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(flāk)

Inflections of 'flake' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
flakes
v 3rd person singular
flaking
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
flaked
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
flaked
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

flake

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [a few, several] flakes of snow
  2. [chocolate, almond, Parmesan] flakes
  3. a [sprinkle, cup, handful] of [chocolate] flakes
  4. [chocolate] flakes on top
  5. sprinkle (the) [chocolate] flakes [on, over, around]
  6. a [cake, pie, tart] with [chocolate] flakes
  7. flakes of [baguette, croissant, pastry]
  8. could feel the flakes (of snow) on my [face, cheeks]
  9. the snow fell in [tiny, large, wet] flakes
  10. the flakes [fell, settled] on the [ground, roof, windows]
  11. [scrape, peel, take] off flakes of old paint
  12. flakes of skin are [falling off, peeling]
  13. drugs: [bought, sniffed] some flake
  14. slang: he's a flake
  15. slang: that flake never shows up
v
  1. my [scalp, sunburn] is flaking
  2. my skin is flaking (off)
  3. the skin is flaking off my [face, scalp, feet, hands]
  4. paint [is, has started] flaking off (the walls)
  5. started to flake away
  6. [fish, salmon, tuna] should flake easily
  7. flake [it] [into a bowl, with a fork]
  8. flake some chocolate [on top, onto it, over it]
  9. don't flake (out) on me (now)
  10. he flaked out on me [last night, again]
  11. UK: flaked out [on the sofa]
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