flare

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noun
1 bright unsteady light/flame; sudden feeling
ADJECTIVE
brief, sudden

There was a sudden flare as a fuel tank exploded.

bright
solar

Radiation comes from the sun during solar flares.

VERB + FLARE
feel

She felt a sudden flare of anger.

2 device producing a bright flame
ADJECTIVE
distress (BrE), signal (AmE)
VERB + FLARE
see

If they did not see a green flare in ten minutes, they were to launch the attack.

fire, send

The ship's crew sent up a distress flare.

drop

The bomber dropped a flare to illuminate the target.

FLARE + VERB
burn

They could see orange flares burning in the distance.

illuminate sth, light sth, light sth up

Flares lit up the night sky.

FLARE + NOUN
gun
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verb
ADVERB
suddenly

Anger suddenly flared in his eyes.

briefly

A light flared briefly, then went out.

brightly
PHRASES
flare into life

The fire flared into life again.

Flare is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑anger, ↑eye, ↑fighting, ↑hatred, ↑heat, ↑hope, ↑nostril, ↑pain, ↑spark, ↑temper, ↑torch, ↑trouble, ↑violence

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