flake out

flake out
intransitive verb Etymology: probably from dialect flake to lie, bask Date: 1939 1. slang to fall asleep 2. slang to be overcome especially by exhaustion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • flake out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms flake out : present tense I/you/we/they flake out he/she/it flakes out present participle flaking out past tense flaked out past participle flaked out British informal to go to sleep very quickly because you …   English dictionary

  • flake out — PHRASAL VERB If you flake out, you collapse, go to sleep, or totally relax because you are very tired. [INFORMAL] [V P] If he flakes out before I get back, just cover him with a blanket... [V P] Ireland is not for you if you want to flake out on… …   English dictionary

  • flake out — (Slang) flop, disappointment (Example: The play was a flake out ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flake out — 1. in. to pass out from exhaustion; to fall asleep. □ I just flaked out. I had had it. □ After jogging, I usually flake for awhile. 2. in. to fall asleep after drug use. (Drugs.) □ An hour after she took the stuff, she just flaked …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • flake out — vb 1. American to leave (a place). An American teenagers idiom in use since the late 1970s. 2. American to act eccentrically. From flake and flaky. 3. to collapse from weariness, fall asleep. In this sense the word is now a common colloquialism.… …   Contemporary slang

  • flake out — informal fall asleep; drop from exhaustion. → flake …   English new terms dictionary

  • flake out — informal she flaked out in her chair Syn: fall asleep, go to sleep, drop off; collapse, faint, pass out, lose consciousness, black out, swoon; informal conk out, nod off, sack out …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • flake out — lie down and sleep, conk out    Grant flaked out on the couch after lunch. He was really tired …   English idioms

  • flake out — v Start acting peculiar, odd, eccentric. He was a good philosophy teacher before he fell in love with a hippy and flaked out. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • flake out — verb change from a waking to a sleeping state he always falls asleep during lectures • Syn: ↑fall asleep, ↑dope off, ↑drift off, ↑nod off, ↑drop off, ↑doze off, ↑drowse off …   Useful english dictionary

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