A shape that spreads outward:
— The skirt had a wide flare.
A sudden burst of flame.
A burst of light used to communicate or illuminate.
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.
synonym: solar flare.
Am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection).
A sudden outburst of emotion.
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:
— He threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss.
synonym: flare pass.
baseball A fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield.
— Every star seemed to flare with new intensity.
Dutch: oplaaien, opvlammen
Become flared and widen, usually at one end:
— The bellbottom pants flare out.
synonym: flare out.
Shine with a sudden light:
— The night sky flared with the massive bombardment.
Erupt or intensify suddenly:
— Tempers flared at the meeting.
Dutch: losbarsten, losbreken, uitbreken
Moby thesaurus: Roman candle, addition, adjunct, aggrandizement, aid to navigation, alarm, amber light, ampliation, amplification, anger, augmentation, backfire, bake, balefire, bang, be bright, be in heat, beacon, beacon fire, beam ... show more.
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