What is the difference between Flak and Flake and Fleck?




What is the difference between Flak and Flake and Fleck? :


Flak : (noun)

(
1 ) Sever criticism

The plans for the new tax have comes in for a lot of flak.

The Prime Minister has already run into murderous political flak over his decision.


(
2 ) Guns shooting at enemy aircraft

Fire from these guns

I saw one of the Dakotas hit by flak.



Flake : (noun)

(
1 ) Small thin layer or piece broken off a surface or object

Small loose bit

Scrape off all the loose flakes of paint before redecorating.

These are flakes of burnt paper from a bonfire.



Fleck : (noun)

(
1 ) Very small patch or spot of a color

There are flecks of brown and white on the bird’s breast.

There are grey flecks in his eyes.


(
2 ) Small particle or grain of something

There are flecks of dust on your coat.











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