flake

4
[ fleyk ]
/ fleɪk /

verb, flaked, flak·ing.

flake out, Slang. to fall asleep; take a nap.

Origin of flake

4
1935–40; perhaps expressive variant of flag3; compare British dialect flack to hang loosely, flap
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British Dictionary definitions for flake-out (1 of 4)

flake

1
/ (fleɪk) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

flaker, noun

Word Origin for flake

C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian flak disc, Middle Dutch vlacken to flutter

British Dictionary definitions for flake-out (2 of 4)

flake

2
/ (fleɪk) /

noun

a rack or platform for drying fish or other produce

Word Origin for flake

C14: from Old Norse flaki; related to Dutch vlaak hurdle

British Dictionary definitions for flake-out (3 of 4)

flake

3
/ (fleɪk) /

verb

nautical another word for fake 1

British Dictionary definitions for flake-out (4 of 4)

flake

4
/ (fleɪk) /

noun

(in Australia) the commercial name for the meat of the gummy shark
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Science definitions for flake-out

flake

[ flāk ]

A relatively thin, sharp-edged stone fragment removed from a core or from another flake by striking or prying, serving as a tool or blade itself or as a blank for making other tools. See more at flake tool.
A small, symmetrical, six-sided crystal of snow. Flakes can be large or small and wet or dry, depending on weather conditions. They are white in color because of their large number of reflecting surfaces.
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