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Burn or shine with a sudden intensity
“I saw the stars burn and flare against the velvety darkness.”
To spread outwards from a narrow to a wider shape
“Cargo's nostrils flared madly as he lectured Finn.”
To burst into anger
“She suddenly lost her temper with me and flared up.”
“Old ailments can often flare up again.”
A sudden brief burst of bright flame or light
“His big eyes glinted with a sudden flare of light and Teera turned to see the camp going up in flames.”
A sudden burst of intense emotion
“She felt a flare of anger at this, but didn't respond.”
A gradual widening in shape, especially towards the hem of a garment
“It is loose cut through the leg, with a slight flare to add shape.”
The steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible
“… in the darkness the flare of a single match might be seen by enemy troops.”
A source of brightly burning light or intense heat used to attract attention in an emergency, to illuminate an area, or as a decoy
“A ship which had fired a distress flare.”
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