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To shine with a sudden intensity
“I saw the stars flare against the velvety darkness.”
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To burn with a sudden intensity
“Occasionally, these fires would flare into intense blazes like those that make dramatic television footage today.”
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To spread outwards from a narrow to a wider shape
“Wide bell sleeves that flare at the ends look dressy and vintage.”
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(flare up) To have a fit of anger
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“She believed her mother would flare up at the thought of forgiving those who had tormented her for almost two years.”
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(flare up) To recur or come back again
“Stella said the illness would flare up and then subside but never completely disappear.”
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To give off light, including in the invisible electromagnetic radiation frequencies, or become luminescent
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Burn off
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Become upset, excited
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To say something quickly and irritably
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A sudden and 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.”
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The quality or state of being bright or radiant
“They leave the helicopter and notice a flare in the distance.”
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A source of brightly burning light
“Lieutenant Foster shot a flare into the night air. The flare exploded in a white light that illuminated the sky and ground.”
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A sudden burst of intense emotion
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“She felt a flare of anger at his insolence, but did not respond.”
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A gradual widening in shape, especially towards the hem of a garment
“It is loosely cut through the leg, with a slight flare to add shape.”
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The conventional Morse code call made by a ship in distress
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A portable means of illumination that is ignited with flame or fire
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Anything that progresses with spectacular speed
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Football pass toward opponent's goal
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Intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval
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A corner, especially an external projection or an internal recess of a part of a building or other structure
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A destructive burning of something
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Types of sources of light or illumination
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