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flare British & World English

A sudden brief burst of bright flame or light

flare English Thesaurus

the flare of the match lit up his face

flare-up British & World English

A sudden outburst of something, especially violence or hostility

flare-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

flare star British & World English

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

solar flare British & World English

A brief eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun’s surface, associated with sunspots and causing radio and magnetic disturbances on the earth

magnesium flare British & World English

A brilliant white flare containing metallic magnesium wire or ribbon

parachute flare British & World 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 British & World English

(Of a person) suddenly become angry

flare up in flare English Thesaurus

the wooden houses flared up like matchsticks