1. A shape that spreads outward (synset 113885247)
    "the skirt had a wide flare"
  2. A sudden burst of flame (synset 113503086)
  3. A burst of light used to communicate or illuminate (synset 106887980)
  4. Reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation (synset 114250839)
  5. A sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms (synset 114105271)
    "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"
  6. A sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface;
    Associated with sunspots and radio interference (synset 111530641)
  7. Am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection) (synset 111474727)
  8. A sudden outburst of emotion (synset 107028111)
    "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"
  9. A device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification (synset 103362739)
  10. A short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines (synset 100562413)
    "he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss"
  11. (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield (synset 100150917)
  1. Burn brightly (synset 202768764)
    "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
  2. Become flared and widen, usually at one end (synset 200305033)
    "The bellbottom pants flare out"
  3. Shine with a sudden light (synset 202768939)
    "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"
  4. Erupt or intensify suddenly (synset 200308567)
    "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"

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