Translation of flak in Spanish:

flak

Pronunciation: /flæk/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 [Aviation/Aviación] [Military/Militar] fuego (masculine) antiaéreo
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    • 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.
    1.2 (criticism) críticas (feminine plural) to come in for o take a lot of flak ser* muy criticado
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    • 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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