Flake-out



[fleyk] /fleɪk/

verb, flaked, flaking.
1.
flake out, Slang. to fall asleep; take a nap.
/fleɪk/
noun
1.
a small thin piece or layer chipped off or detached from an object or substance; scale
2.
a small piece or particle: a flake of snow
3.
a thin layer or stratum
4.
(archaeol)

5.
(slang, mainly US) an eccentric, crazy, or unreliable person
verb
6.
to peel or cause to peel off in flakes; chip
7.
to cover or become covered with or as with flakes
8.
(transitive) to form into flakes
/fleɪk/
noun
1.
a rack or platform for drying fish or other produce
/fleɪk/
verb
1.
(nautical) another word for fake1
/fleɪk/
noun
1.
(in Australia) the commercial name for the meat of the gummy shark
n.

“thin, flat piece,” early 14c., possibly from Old English *flacca “flakes of snow,” from Old Norse flak “loose or torn piece” (related to Old Norse fla “to skin,” see flay), from Proto-Germanic *flago- (cf. Middle Dutch vlac, Dutch vlak “flat, level,” Middle High German vlach, German Flocke “flake”); from PIE *plak- (1) “to be flat,” extended form of root *pele- (2) “flat, to spread” (see plane (n.1)).
v.

early 15c., “to fall in flakes,” from flake (n.). Related: Flaked; flaking.
flake
(flāk)

noun

A total failure; flop (1970s+)

adjective

: Don’t act so flake (1960s+ Baseball)

noun

verb

[all except police senses ultimately fr an attested phrase snow flakes, ”cocaine”]

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