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flak

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
flakflak, flack /flæk/ noun [uncountable]  1 informalCRITICIZE strong criticism Lilley has taken a lot of flak for his views on drugs.2 PMWbullets or shells that are shot from the ground at enemy aircraft flak jacket
Examples from the Corpus
flakWe descended down as the flak, which caused us no major problems, opened up.Anyway, you can see I feel confused about it still, because I couldn't face the flak from your friends.I smiled some more and took the flak as the lady was forced to wait.Nor should he get all the union flak for doing exactly what he was hired to do.taken ... flakBaker, despite his 17 goals, has taken some flak from fans at the Victoria Ground.
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