flake off

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Synonyms for flake off

come off in flakes or thin small pieces

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In some cases, the deposit does not completely flake off the surface, but instead, pulls away from the hole wall.
He chipped a little flake off one of his hocks last season, and there was no point in hurrying him back.
However, after years of use, the chrome finish can flake off.
The washing tank is a long drum with a central shaft, friction-generating paddles, and an auger that pulls PET flake off the bottom.
Putting CLP on CARC paint causes the paint to flake off and makes it easier for enemy radar to detect you.
Cold weather tends to strip the skin of its natural moisture barrier and cause the top layer to dry and flake off.
A line of plus and equal signs across one of the ink-soaked pieces of paper looks like a rendering of the stations of the cross, lending the work instant gravitas (Untitled, 1992), but the marks are made in correction tape, which has begun to flake off.
Small particles of sealcoat flake off as they are abraded by vehicle tires and can wash into urban streams with rain and runoff.
The genetic condition happens because dry skin doesn't flake off like it should.
This ensures that the lubricant will not drip or flake off rails or chains during production, thus avoiding potential Food contamination as well as eliminating the serious health and safety risk to personnel through slips and falls.
In contact with high-temperature air, the surfaces of parts can undergo oxidation, resulting in charred plastic that can flake off.
Optional knob colors (red, yellow, green, orange, blue, and violet) will not flake off and can be specified for color-coding/matching The panel fastener assemblies are available with optional UL 94 V0 knobs.