Meaning of FLARE in English

FLARE

transcription, транскрипция: [ fleə(r) ]

( flares, flaring, flared)

1.

A flare is a small device that produces a bright flame. Flares are used as signals, for example on ships.

...a ship which had fired a distress flare.

N-COUNT

2.

If a fire flares , the flames suddenly become larger.

Camp fires flared like beacons in the dark.

VERB : V

Flare up means the same as flare .

Don’t spill too much fat on the barbecue as it could flare up.

PHRASAL VERB : V P

3.

If something such as trouble, violence, or conflict flares , it starts or becomes more violent.

Even as the President appealed for calm, trouble flared in several American cities.

VERB : V

Flare up means the same as flare .

Dozens of people were injured as fighting flared up.

PHRASAL VERB : V P

4.

If people’s tempers flare , they get angry.

Tempers flared and harsh words were exchanged.

VERB : V

5.

If someone’s nostrils flare or if they flare them, their nostrils become wider, often because the person is angry or upset.

I turned to Jacky, my nostrils flaring in disgust...

He stuck out his tongue and flared his nostrils.

VERB : V , V n

6.

If something such as a dress flares , it spreads outwards at one end to form a wide shape.

...a simple black dress, cut to flare from the hips.

VERB : V

7.

Flares are trousers that are very wide at the bottom.

N-PLURAL : also a pair of N

8.

see also flared

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