Meaning of flake

flake

Pronunciation: (flāk), [key]
— n., v., flaked, flak•ing.
—n.
  1. a small, flat, thin piece, esp. one that has been or become detached from a larger piece or mass: flakes of old paint.
  2. any small piece or mass: a flake of snow.
  3. a stratum or layer.
  4. an eccentric person; screwball.
  5. cocaine.
  6. a usually broad, often irregular piece of stone struck from a larger core and sometimes retouched to form a flake tool.
—v.i.
  1. to peel off or separate in flakes.
  2. to fall in flakes, as snow.
—v.t.
  1. to remove in flakes.
  2. to break flakes or chips from; break into flakes: to flake fish for a casserole.
  3. to cover with or as if with flakes.
  4. to form into flakes.

flake

Pronunciation: (flāk), [key]
— n.
  1. a frame, as for drying fish.

flake

Pronunciation: (flāk), [key]
— n., v., flaked, flak•ing.
—n.
  1. fake (defs. 1, 2).
—v.t.
  1. fake (def. 3).
  2. to lower (a fore-and-aft sail) so as to drape the sail equally on both sides over its boom.

flake

Pronunciation: (flāk), [key]
— v., flaked, flak•ing. flake out,
  1. to fall asleep; take a nap.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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