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verb
  1. 1

    flare

    or

    flare up

    to suddenly burn or shine brightly

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of flare

  2. 4

    flare

    or

    flare out

    to spread out or become wider at one end

    Synonyms or related words for this sense of flare

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