Flare

  • 41flare — 01. The fishing boat was in trouble in the storm, so the captain set off a [flare] to call for help. 02. He was obviously very angry; his face was red, his nostrils were [flaring] and his eyes glared at me. 03. After the accident, the driver lit… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 42flare up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms flare up : present tense I/you/we/they flare up he/she/it flares up present participle flaring up past tense flared up past participle flared up 1) same as flare II, 1) The fire could flare up again at any… …

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  • 43flare — 1. noun a) A brightly burning light used to attract attention in an emergency, or to illuminate an area. The flares steered the traffic away from the accident. b) A widening of an object with an otherwise roughly constant width, e.g. on the lower …

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  • 44flare — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

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  • 45flare — 1. noun 1) the flare of the match Syn: blaze, flash, dazzle, burst, flicker 2) a flare set off by the crew Syn: distress signal, rocket, beacon, light, signal 3) …

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  • 46flare — [c]/flɛə / (say flair) verb (flared, flaring) –verb (i) 1. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame, as a torch or candle in the wind. 2. Also, flare up. to blaze with a sudden burst of flame. 3. to shine or glow. 4. to spread gradually outwards,… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 47flare — /flair/, v., flared, flaring, n. v.i. 1. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame, as a torch or candle in the wind. 2. to blaze with a sudden burst of flame (often fol. by up): The fire flared up as the paper caught. 3. to start up or burst out… …

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  • 48flare up — v. (D; intr.) to flare up at (to flare up at the slightest provocation) * * * [ fleə(r) ʌp] (D; intr.) to flare up at (to flare up at the slightest provocation) …

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  • 49flare-up — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flare up : singular flare up plural flare ups 1) an occasion when people suddenly start behaving in an angry or violent way A flare up along the border threatened the peace talks. 2) an occasion when a disease… …

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  • 50ˌflare ˈup — phrasal verb 1) same as flare The fire could flare up again at any time.[/ex] 2) same as flare It looked as if the fighting might flare up again.[/ex] 3) if an illness flares up, it becomes worse …

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  • 51flare — [[t]flɛər[/t]] v. flared, flar•ing, n. 1) to blaze with a sudden burst of flame (often fol. by up): The fire flared up as the paper caught[/ex] 2) to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame 3) to burst out in sudden, fierce activity, passion, etc.… …

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  • 52flare — i. A maneuver carried out just before touchdown to reduce the rate of descent, so that the aircraft settles on the runway smoothly and with the least amount of vertical speed. Normally referred to as flare out. ii. A magnesium candle supported by …

    Aviation dictionary

  • 53flare — noun 1》 a sudden brief burst of flame or light. 2》 a device producing a very bright flame as a signal or marker. 3》 a sudden burst of intense emotion. 4》 Photography extraneous illumination on film caused by internal reflection in the camera. 5》… …

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  • 54flare — 1. noun 1) the flare of the match Syn: blaze, flame, flash, burst, flicker 2) a flare set off by the crew Syn: signal, beacon, rocket, light, torch, maroon …

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  • 55flare — v. & n. v. 1 intr. & tr. widen or cause to widen gradually towards the top or bottom (flared trousers). 2 intr. & tr. burn or cause to burn suddenly with a bright unsteady flame. 3 intr. burst into anger; burst forth. n. 1 a a dazzling irregular… …

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  • 56flare-up — {n.} The reoccurrence of an infection or an armed conflict. * /He had a flare up of his arthritis./ * /There was a bad flare up of hostilities in some countries./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 57flare-up — {n.} The reoccurrence of an infection or an armed conflict. * /He had a flare up of his arthritis./ * /There was a bad flare up of hostilities in some countries./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 58flare — Fusee Fu*see , n. [See 2d {Fusil}, and cf. {Fuse}, n.] 1. A flintlock gun. See 2d {Fusil}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A fuse. See {Fuse}, n. [1913 Webster] 3. (a) A friction match for smokers use having a bulbous head which when ignited is not… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 59flare up — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To burst out in anger] Syn. lose one s temper, seethe, flare out, blow up; see rage 1 . 2. [To burst into flame] Syn. flame, blaze, glow; see burn 1 , flash 1 . 3. [To burst out in violence] Syn. erupt, break out, intensify; …

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  • 60flare-up — noun the reoccurrence of an infection or an armed conflict. He had a flare up of his arthritis. There was a bad flare up of hostilities in some countries …

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