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flak
American English: /flæk/
British English: /flak/

Translation of flak in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1 (Aviation, Military)
    fuego (masculine) antiaéreo
    Example sentences
    • Approximately 50 enemy aircraft were in the vicinity and the entire area was full of friendly flak.
    • We went down to St. Vith and when I looked down all I saw was fire, smoke, and flak going in all directions.
    • For the moment my main concern was not Luftwaffe fighters, lights or flak.
  • 2 (criticism)
    críticas (feminine plural)
    to come in for or take a lot of flak
    ser muy criticado
    Example sentences
    • We conservatives often take a lot of flak for being overly critical of the liberal viewpoint.
    • And I just wanted to compliment Bill on speaking his mind, because I'm sure he gets a lot of flack and criticism for doing this.
    • One consequence is that ministers will have to take the flak, to accept that they will be blamed for faults, even when those are none of their making.
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