- n. 瑕疵，缺点；一阵狂风；短暂的风暴；裂缝，裂纹
- v. 使生裂缝，使有裂纹；使无效；使有缺陷
- vi. 生裂缝；变的有缺陷
CET6 TEM4 IELTS GRE 考 研
1. flag, flake <====> flaw, floe, flay.
2. blow => flaw.
4. f-(谐音“缝”) + law => flaw: 法律缝隙、法律缺陷、法律漏洞。
- flaw: see flake
- flaw (n.)
- early 14c., "a flake" (of snow), also in Middle English "a spark of fire; a splinter," from Old Norse flaga "stone slab, layer of stone," perhaps used here in a wider sense (see flag (n.2)). Old English had floh stanes, but the Middle English form suggests a Scandinavian origin. "The close resemblance in sense between flaw and flake is noteworthy" [OED]. Sense of "defect, fault" first recorded 1580s, first of character, later (c. 1600) of material things; probably via notion of a "fragment" broken off.
- flaw (v.)
- "cause a flaw or defect in," early 15c. (implied in flawed); see flaw (n.). Related: Flawing.
- 1. The only flaw in his character seems to be a short temper.
- 2. The flaw in this stamp makes it less valuable.
- 3. It was a large diamond, but it had a flaw.
- 这是颗大钻石, 但它有一点瑕疵.
- 4. There isn't the slightest flaw in this bowl.
- 5. The bubble is a flaw in the glass.
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