Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun flake

3 senses of flake

Sense 1
snowflake, flake -- (a crystal of snow)
       => crystal -- (a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure)

Sense 2
eccentric, eccentric person, flake, oddball, geek -- (a person with an unusual or odd personality)
       => anomaly, unusual person -- (a person who is unusual)

Sense 3
bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap -- (a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye")
       => fragment -- (a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flake

3 senses of flake

Sense 1
flake -- (form into flakes; "The substances started to flake")
       => form -- (assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads")

Sense 2
flake -- (cover with flakes or as if with flakes)
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 3
peel off, peel, flake off, flake -- (come off in flakes or thin small pieces; "The paint in my house is peeling off")
       => chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off -- (break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped")

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