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  Definition of flare
  1. (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
  2. 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"
  3. a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
  4. a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
  5. a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"
  6. am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
  7. a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun''s surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
  8. a sudden burst of flame
  9. a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
  10. a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"
  11. reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
  12. become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out"
  13. erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
  14. burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
  15. shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"
Similar Words: flare pass, flash, solar flare, flair, flare out, erupt, irrupt, flare up, break open, burst out, flame up, blaze up, burn up, flame

 

See Also: flame up, blaze up, burn up

 

Hyponyms: fusee, fuzee, star shell, Bengal light, Very light

 

Derivational Morphology: flame, flame up, blaze up, burn up, flare out, flair, outburst, burst, flare-up, outbreak, eruption, irruption

 

Anagrams: feral

 

 
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