- a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light；a device producing a very bright flame, used especially as a signal or marker
- burn or shine with a sudden intensity；(of a situation or emotion) suddenly become intense or violent
verb: flare, 3rd person present: flares, gerund or present participle: flaring, past tense: flared, past participle: flared
noun: flare, plural noun: flares
- 1. a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light the flare of the match lit up his face 同義詞
- ▪ a device producing a very bright flame, used especially as a signal or marker a distress flare a flare gun 同義詞
- ▪ a sudden burst of intense emotion she felt a flare of anger within her 同義詞
- ▪ a sudden recurrence of an inflammation or other medical condition corticosteroid treatment for colitis flares
- ▪ a sudden explosion in the chromosphere and corona of the sun or another star, resulting in an intense burst of radiation.
- ▪ extraneous illumination on film caused by internal reflection in the camera.
- 2. a gradual widening in shape, especially towards the hem of a garment. 同義詞
- ▪ trousers whose legs get progressively wider from the knees down.
- ▪ an upward and outward curve of a ship's bows, designed to throw the water outwards when in motion.
- 1. burn or shine with a sudden intensity the bonfire crackled and flared up behind him, lightning flared 同義詞
- ▪ (of a situation or emotion) suddenly become intense or violent tempers flared as supporters scuffled with other passengers the controversy flared up again in 2003
- ▪ (of a person) suddenly become angry she flared up, shouting at Geoffrey
- 2. gradually become wider at one end the dress flared out into a huge train
- ▪ (of a person's nostrils) dilate his head lifted fractionally, his nostrils flaring 同義詞
- ▪ (of a person) cause (the nostrils) to dilate.