Flare - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a sudden burst of flame
- a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate (syn: flash)
- reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
- a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms
- a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
- am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
- a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
- a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines
- (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
- become flared and widen, usually at one end
- shine with a sudden light (syn: flame)
- erupt or intensify suddenly (syn: erupt, irrupt)
the sudden flare of the match
When the crew saw flares, they knew the other ship was in trouble.
pants that flare at the bottom
The bull flared its nostrils.
They set up flares along the runway.
Flares were always in the right places, to help build up the pulse.
A match flared in the darkness.
He flared out at such abuses.
Mary's temper flared up.
She was flaring her handkerchief to attract attention.
Her dress flares out towards the bottom.
The pants flare at the bottom.
His nostrils were flaring with anger.
The fire flared up again.
Rioting has flared up in several towns.
present participle: flaring
past tense: flared
past participle: flared