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  Words related to flare

Related / 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

 

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

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    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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