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v. flared, flar·ing, flares
1. To flame up with a bright, wavering light.
2. To burst into intense, sudden flame.
a. To erupt or intensify suddenly: Tempers flared at the meeting. His allergies flared up.
b. To become suddenly angry. Used with up: He flared up when she alluded to his financial difficulties.
c. To make a sudden angry verbal attack. Used with out: flared out at his accusers.
4. To expand or open outward in shape: a skirt that flares from the waist; nostrils that flared with anger.
1. To cause to flame up.
2. To signal with a blaze of light.
1. A brief wavering blaze of light.
2. A device that produces a bright light for signaling, illumination, or identification.
3. An outbreak, as of emotion or activity.
4. An expanding or opening outward.
5. An unwanted reflection within an optical system or the resultant fogging of the image.
6. A solar flare.
a. Football A short pass to a back running toward the sideline.
b. Baseball A fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield.
8. Medicine
a. An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.
b. A sudden worsening of the symptoms of a disease or condition: treating an arthritis flare.

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flaring - streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air; "ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her"; "flags aflare in the breeze"
moving - in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine"
References in classic literature ?
A LAMP, soaked with too much oil and flaring brightly, boasted that it gave more light than the sun.
It's not at all from friendship," declared Nicholas, flaring up and turning away as if from a shameful aspersion.
Then they rushed in, waving the flaring torches and with assegais aloft.
Many times had Tarzan seen Mbonga's black raiding parties return from the northward with prisoners, and always were the same scenes enacted about that grim stake, beneath the flaring light of many fires.
It was quite invisible in the flaring lights of the camp fires.
He lighted the candle from the flaring match with great deliberation, and dropped the match, and trod it out.
I held it flaring, and saw the white backs of the Morlocks in flight amid the trees.
You seemed to dwell in a room where the night before an orgy had taken place: the windows had not been opened in the morning; the air was foul with the dregs of beer, and stale smoke, and flaring gas.
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to insist on bringing an end to the menace of gas flaring by oil companies in the Niger Delta region.
PDO flares vast amount of gases from its more than 60 flares located in different parts of the sultanate, and it aims to reduce flaring of gases by over 75 per cent.
London: Egypt will be a signatory to the "Zero Routine Flaring by 2030" initiative, a global effort to reduce gas flaring at oil production sites.
Egypt has announced that it will be a signatory to the "Zero Routine Flaring by 2030" initiative a global effort to reduce gas flaring at oil production sites.