- 1. flare, flair, shape, form
- usage: a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
- 2. flare, fire, flame, flaming
- usage: a sudden burst of flame
- 3. flare, flash, visual signal
- usage: a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
- 4. flare, erythroderma
- usage: reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
- 5. flare, attack
- usage: a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"
- 6. solar flare, flare, solar radiation
- usage: a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
- 7. flare, reflection, reflexion
- usage: am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
- 8. flare, effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition
- usage: a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"
- 9. flare, device
- usage: a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
- 10. flare pass, flare, forward pass, aerial
- usage: 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"
- 11. flare, fly, fly ball
- usage: (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
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- 1. flare, flame up, blaze up, burn up, burn, combust
- usage: burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
- 2. flare out, flare, widen
- usage: become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out"
- 3. flare, flame, shine, beam
- usage: shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"
- 4. erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out, intensify, deepen
- usage: erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
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