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British English: /flɛː/
American English: /flɛr/

Translation of flare in French:


  • 5 (Astronomy)
    also: solar flare
    éruption (f) solaire
  • 6 (Photography)
    lumière (f) parasite

also: flares plural noun

  • (trousers)
    pantalon (m) à pattes d'éléphant
    a pair of flares
    un pantalon à pattes d'éléphant

transitive verb

  • 1 (widen)
    évaser (skirt, trouser leg)
    a flared skirt
    une jupe évasée
    a pair of flared trousers
    un pantalon à pattes d'éléphant
  • 2 (burn)
    brûler [quelque chose] en torche (gases)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (burn briefly)
    (firework, match, torch)
    jeter une brève lueur
  • 3
    also: flare out
  • 4
    se dilater

Phrasal verbs

flare up

1.1 (burn brightly)
1.2 [figurative] (erupt)
(trouble, violence)
éclater, se déchaîner
(anger, revolution)
se déclarer
1.3 (recur)
(illness, symptoms)
se réveiller, revenir
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