verb (used with object), caked, cak·ing.
verb (used without object), caked, cak·ing.
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Idioms for cake
- to surpass all others, especially in some undesirable quality; be extraordinary or unusual: His arrogance takes the cake.
- to win first prize.
Origin of cake
OTHER WORDS FROM cakecaky, cakey, adjectivenon·cak·ing, adjective, nounun·cake, verb (used with object), un·caked, un·cak·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for cake
By inputting your keywords into Google’s search, which in this case is “how to bake a cake,” it’s clear from the results that users are looking for cake recipe ideas and baking guides.Seven most popular types of blog posts guaranteed to boost traffic|Karl Tablante|November 30, 2020|Search Engine Watch
At the end of the day, certain nerve cells in the midbrain fired up in response to pictures of pizza and chocolate cake.Lonely brains crave people like hungry brains crave food|Bethany Brookshire|November 23, 2020|Science News
Players in VanVleet’s spot don’t always get to have their cake and eat it, too, so it was nice for all parties to see Toronto reward him with a four-year, $85 million contract.NBA free agency winners and losers: A tough weekend for the Wizards and Knicks|Ben Golliver|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
The plan was never to gather indoors, Aragonez said, but as family members arrived, people congregated in the living room, where for a couple of hours, everyone sat around the couch without masks, sharing fajitas and chocolate cake.A birthday lunch left 15 Texas relatives battling covid-19: ‘Please don’t be like my family’|Andrea Salcedo|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
He’s already planning the Christmas Day breakfasts he’ll help distribute in about a month — last year, it was hot cakes, sausage links, hard-boiled eggs and hot apple cider, he said.‘It’s going to take a village’: Community group prepares to deliver 3,000 meals before Thanksgiving|Lauren Lumpkin|November 22, 2020|Washington Post
The cakey part of this layer cake is mixed with instant (powdered) espresso, which gives it a nutty, toasted taste.
A porterbottle stood up, stogged to its waist, in the cakey sand dough.Ulysses|James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for cake
Derived forms of cakecakey or caky, adjective
Word Origin for cake
Idioms and Phrases with cake
see eat one's cake and have it, too; flat as a pancake; icing on the cake; nutty as a fruitcake; piece of cake; sell like hot cakes; slice of the pie (cake); take the cake.