Flak - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |flæk|  American pronunciation of the word flak
Brit.  |flæk|  British pronunciation of the word flak

noun

- a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer (syn: flack)
- intense adverse criticism(syn: attack, blast, fire, flack)

don't give me any flak

- artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes (syn: ack-ack, antiaircraft, flack, pom-pom)

Examples

He caught heavy flak for his decision to oppose the new school.

He took a lot of flak from the other kids for his unusual appearance.

Lilley has taken a lot of flak for his views on drugs.

don't give me any flak

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