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Definition of "flare" []

  • To flame up with a bright, wavering light. (verb-intransitive)
  • To burst into intense, sudden flame. (verb-intransitive)
  • To erupt or intensify suddenly: Tempers flared at the meeting. His allergies flared up. (verb-intransitive)
  • To become suddenly angry. Used with up: He flared up when she alluded to his financial difficulties. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a sudden angry verbal attack. Used with out: flared out at his accusers. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flare" in a sentence
  • "The new release features a three-way color grade filter with built-in keying and masking tools, a video noise reduction tool, an OpenGL particle engine, and real-time title flare and luma glow effects."
  • "Just then, a bright flash of light from some kind of flare is fired by Huang."
  • "Although I applaud John Arquilla's concerns, I would also suggest that the warning "flare" is not too late."