Definition of Flake off
1. Verb. Come off in flakes or thin small pieces. "The paint in my house is peeling off"
Generic synonyms: Break Away, Break Off, Chip, Chip Off, Come Off
Derivative terms: Flake, Peeling
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Literary usage of Flake off
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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... to flake off. Flag is a doublet of Flake, qv FLAGEOLET, a sort of flute. (F.. ... to flake off, split; Swed.^îa^a, a flaw, crack, breach flake ..."
2. Journal of Cutaneous and Venereal Diseases (1886)
"easily separated from their attachment, and flake off in very thin lamellae, showing beneath a red, dry, non-infiltrated shining skin. ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1909)
"Cement is no better, as in one laboratory of which the writer knows, a cement ceiling began to flake off within about six weeks after occupation. ..."
4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"The brushes will be rotted and the paint will be liable to flake off. The next matter of importance is the proportion of lime and casein to be incorporated ..."
5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"totted and the paint will be liable to flake off. The next matter of importance is the proportion of lime and casein to be incorporated with the pigment. ..."