flare - definition and synonyms

 
verb [intransitive] 

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/fleə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyflare
he/she/itflares
present participleflaring
past tenseflared
past participleflared
  1. 1

    flare

    or

    flare up

    to suddenly burn or shine brightly

    The candle flared, then flickered and went out.

  2. 3

    flare

    or

    flare up

    if fighting or trouble flares, it begins or becomes worse

    Trouble flared in Greece, Cyprus, and the Czech Republic.

  3. 4

    flare

    or

    flare out

    to spread out or become wider at one end