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flare US English

A sudden brief burst of bright flame or light

flare US Thesaurus

the flare of the match

flare-up US English

A sudden outburst of something, especially violence or a medical condition

flare-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

flare star US English

A dwarf star that displays spasmodic outbursts of radiation, believed to be due to extremely intense flares

solar flare US English

A brief eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun’s surface, associated with sunspots and causing electromagnetic disturbances on the earth, as with radio frequency communications and power line transmissions

magnesium flare US English

A brilliant white flare containing metallic magnesium wire or ribbon

parachute flare US English

A pyrotechnic signal flare that is carried up into the air by a rocket and floats suspended from a small parachute

flare up in flare US English

(Of an illness or chronic medical complaint) recur unexpectedly and cause further discomfort

flare up in flare US Thesaurus

the wooden houses flared up like matchsticks