Examples of flak in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of flak from the Web
Posey’s inaction during brawl catches flak and praise on social media The Giants’ Buster Posey is catching criticism and praise for refusing to intervene in the fight between Hunter Strickland and Bryce Harper on Monday.
Angel checked his flak jacket a final time and snapped the chin strap of his helmet.
If Paul McCartney can marry a woman 26 years his junior and catch no flak for it, why should he be criticized for dating a 32-year-old model, wonders rocker Rod Stewart, 58.
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Origin and Etymology of flak
German, from Fliegerabwehrkanonen, from Flieger flyer + Abwehr defense + Kanonen cannons
First Known Use: 1938
FLAK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flak for English Language Learners
: exploding shells that are shot at enemy aircraft from guns on the ground
: harsh criticism
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