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Definition 1: artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for flak in the sense of this definition

(flak is a kind of ...) a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

(... is a kind of flak ) an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun

(flak is a part of ...) a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival

Definition 2: intense adverse criticism - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where flak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party
  • the government has come under attack
  • don't give me any flak

Synonyms for flak in the sense of this definition

(flak is a kind of ...) disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

"the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"

Definition 3: a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for flak in the sense of this definition

(flak is a kind of ...) an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

"the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"

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