flake out

flake out
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fleyk out]
    • /fleɪk aʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fleyk out]
    • /fleɪk aʊt/

Definitions of flake out words

  • verb flake out flake out, Slang. to fall asleep; take a nap. 1
  • intransitivephrasal verb flake out fail to meet obligations 1
  • intransitivephrasal verb flake out collapse exhausted 1
  • phrasal verb flake out If you flake out, you collapse, go to sleep, or totally relax because you are very tired. 0
  • verb flake out to collapse or fall asleep as through extreme exhaustion 0
  • noun flake out to fall asleep 0

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Origin of flake out

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
1935-40; perhaps expressive variant of flag3; compare British dialect flack to hang loosely, flap

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Parts of speech for Flake out


flake out popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for flake out

verb flake out

  • quit — to stop, cease, or discontinue: She quit what she was doing to help me paint the house.
  • drop out — a small quantity of liquid that falls or is produced in a more or less spherical mass; a liquid globule.
  • pull out — to draw or haul toward oneself or itself, in a particular direction, or into a particular position: to pull a sled up a hill.
  • dump — to drop or let fall in a mass; fling down or drop heavily or suddenly: Dump the topsoil here.
  • ditch — a long, narrow excavation made in the ground by digging, as for draining or irrigating land; trench.

Antonyms for flake out

verb flake out

  • remain — to continue in the same state; continue to be as specified: to remain at peace.
  • persevere — to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.
  • cherish — If you cherish something such as a hope or a pleasant memory, you keep it in your mind for a long period of time.
  • assert — If someone asserts a fact or belief, they state it firmly.
  • uphold — to support or defend, as against opposition or criticism: He fought the duel to uphold his family's honor.

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