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English noun: flak

1. flak (person) a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer

Synonymsflack, flack catcher, flak catcher

Broader (hypernym)interpreter, representative, spokesperson, voice

2. flak (communication) intense adverse criticism

SamplesClinton directed his fire at the Republican Party.
The government has come under attack.
Don't give me any flak.

Synonymsattack, blast, fire, flack

Broader (hypernym)criticism, unfavorable judgment

3. flak (artifact) artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes

Synonymsack-ack, ack-ack gun, antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flack, pom-pom

Broader (hypernym)gun

Narrower (hyponym)Bofors gun

Part holonympredictor

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