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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


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