verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- flavour enhancer,
- flax kit
Origin of flaw1
Origin of flaw2
Examples from the Web for flaw
Rather than a flaw that heightens her appeal, it is a flaw that makes her difficult to forgive.The Feminist Aesthetic of ‘Happy Valley’: A Refusal to Eroticize Violence Against Women|Batya Ungar-Sargon|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the book has one flaw that should serve as a warning or spur to other first-time writers: It lacks higher-order imagination.Ted Thompson’s Debut Novel Features A 1 Percenter As Its Hero|Stefan Beck|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If there is a flaw to be found here it is only one of narrowness; all of these narrators are American men and most are Marines.
By the time the Army decoded the first Venona cable, the flaw had been corrected and KGB communications rendered impenetrable.Soviet-Era Secret Leakers Were Way Worse Than Snowden|Steve Usdin|August 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fatness may be a flaw, but it is not a singularly terrible flaw.
It came in heavy gusts, the Goldwing careening until her gunwale went under at every flaw.All Adrift|Oliver Optic
Others floated out for a time, and then, struck by a flaw in the wind, heeled over and disappeared.The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner|Charles Dudley Warner
Running Fox strained his ears to find a flaw in it, but it sounded genuine.Running Fox|Elmer Russell Gregor
“There may be a flaw in the argument, Mrs. Wilkins,” I allowed.Idle Ideas in 1905|Jerome K. Jerome
She was headed for the beach and approached within musket-shot of it, when a flaw of wind from the land cruelly turned her away.Admiral Farragut|A. T. Mahan
Word Origin for flaw
- a sudden short gust of wind; squall
- a spell of bad, esp windy, weather
Word Origin for flaw
early 14c., "a flake" (of snow), also in Middle English "a spark of fire; a splinter," from Old Norse flaga "stone slab, flake" (see flagstone); sense of "defect, fault" first recorded 1580s, first of character, later (c.1600) of material things; probably via notion of a "fragment" broken off.
early 15c. (implied in flawed); see flaw (n.). Related: Flawing.