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Can you help me understand this sentence. I can t get its meaning especially the verb flank out . This is the sentence where I have found it. I checked dictionaries but in vain.
"I can t understand why you flanked out this test. It s absolutely a piece of cake."

28 May 2010      

United States

When you fail a test - you flunk - or flunk out.
The past tense of flunk is flunked.
It s not an irregular verb - so flanked is wrong.
At least I never heard of that before and it sounds totally wrong.
No wonder you couldn t find an answer.

I can t understand why you flunked out on this test - It s absolutely a piece of cake.
(piece of cake means really easy)
Hope this helps

28 May 2010     


Thanks a lot . You have enlightened me with your help. Which dictionary do you have as a reference?

29 May 2010