Translation of flare in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /fler; fleə(r)/


  • 1 1.1 (signal, marker light) bengala (feminine); (on runway, road) baliza (feminine) safety flares (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Cars/Automovilismo] luces (feminine plural) de emergencia
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    • Without these mittens, I would not have been able to even open the zipper on my survival vest, let alone try to work a flare or other signaling device.
    • If I had flares or some other signaling device, I might have been able to get help and medical attention to him sooner, without having to do something risky like blocking traffic.
    • It's not a bad idea to include signaling devices such as mirrors, flares, etc., whether you are in a remote location or not!
    1.2 (sudden light) destello (masculine); (flame) llamarada (feminine)
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    • He was abruptly cut off as a brief flare of red light flickered around Lexa.
    • There was a brief flare of white light, and the Goddess vanished, leaving only a smattering of loose tinsel behind.
    • Keigen tried to find his friend in the dark, until a flare of light burst into flame beside him.
    (solar flare)
    [Astronomy/Astronomía] erupción (feminine) solar
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    • Scientists are still figuring out the role of sunspots in space weather, but they do know that when a flare erupts, sunspots are often nearby.
    • Four minutes after the onset of the big flare, the Harvard Radio Astronomy Station at Fort Davis, Texas, began hearing radio noise from the Sun.
    • Note the white bands buried amid the black and gray sunspots, depicting the twin bands of the flare as it burst into view around the sunspots.
  • 2 [Clothing/Indumentaria] a jacket with a flare una chaqueta con vuelo a pair of flares unos pantalones acampanados
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    • Fashions of the time were tank tops, tonic suits and trousers, flares, and long hair all round.
    • Cobain, a modern dandy in purple flares and kipper tie, is effervescently enthusiastic about all things mind - expanding.
    • Who knows… but if flares, kipper ties and tank tops can make a comeback then I guess anything's possible.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 [candle/fire] llamear; [torch/light] brillar 1.2 (break out) [conflict/violence] estallar her temper o anger flared when … explotó or montó en cólera or se encolerizó cuando … tempers flared los ánimos se enardecieron
  • 2 [skirt/trousers] ensancharse

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [pipe/fitting] ensanchar he flared his nostrils angrily bufó or resopló enfadado

Phrasal verbs

flare out

flare up 3

flare up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
1.1 [fire] llamear; [fighting/protests] estallar 1.2 [infection/disease] recrudecer*, empeorar 1.3 (lose temper) explotar, montar en cólera, saltar [colloquial/familiar] to flare up at sb ponerse* furioso con algn

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