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English noun: flake

1. flake (phenomenon) a crystal of snow


Synonymssnowflake


Broader (hypernym)crystal


Part meronymsnow, snowfall


Substance holonymH2O, water


Substance meronymsnow

2. flake (person) a person with an unusual or odd personality


Synonymseccentric, eccentric person, geek, oddball


Broader (hypernym)anomaly, unusual person


Narrower (hyponym)crackpot, crank, fruitcake, nut, nut case, nutter, screwball, wacko, whacko

3. flake (object) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole


SamplesA bit of rock caught him in the eye.


Synonymsbit, chip, fleck, scrap


Broader (hypernym)fragment


Narrower (hyponym)exfoliation, matchwood, scale, scurf, scurf, sliver, splinter


English verb: flake

1. flake (contact) form into flakes


SamplesThe substances started to flake.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)form

2. flake (contact) cover with flakes or as if with flakes


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover

3. flake (contact) come off in flakes or thin small pieces


SamplesThe paint in my house is peeling off.


Synonymsflake off, peel, peel off


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break away, break off, chip, chip off, come off









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