glare

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noun
1 strong light
ADJECTIVE
blinding, full, harsh, hot
sudden

A sudden glare of headlights lit the driveway.

VERB + GLARE
reflect

The walls were whitewashed to reflect the glare of the sun.

reduce

We wore sunglasses to reduce the glare from the road.

be blinded by, be dazzled by

For a moment she was blinded by the harsh glare of the sun.

be caught in

The rabbit was caught in the glare of the car's headlights.

PREPOSITION
against the glare

We screwed up our eyes against the blinding glare from the searchlights.

in the glare of, under the glare of

Under the glare of the street lights, visibility was good.

glare from
PHRASES
the glare of publicity (figurative)

The divorce was conducted in the full glare of media publicity.

2 angry look
ADJECTIVE
angry, baleful, defiant, furious, hostile, malevolent, menacing, withering
icy, steely, stony
warning
VERB + GLARE
fix sb with, give sb, send sb, shoot (sb), turn on sb

She fixed her questioner with an icy glare.

He sent her a glare that was full of suspicion.

She shot a warning glare at her companion.

He turned his baleful glare on the cowering suspect.

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verb
ADVERB
angrily, balefully, fiercely, furiously
back

I looked at her and she glared angrily back.

PREPOSITION
at, down at, up at

He stood at the bottom of the stairs, glaring up at us.


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  • Glare — may refer to any of the following: *Glare (vision) is difficulty seeing in the presence of very bright light * by extension, any sort of bright light capable of causing glare *A form of light pollution or over illumination *A facial expression of …   Wikipedia

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  • glare — glare; glare·less; an·ti·glare; …   English syllables

  • glare — glare1 [gler] vi. glared, glaring [ME glaren < or akin to MDu, to gleam, glare & OE glær, amber: for IE base see GLASS] 1. to shine with a strong, steady, dazzling light 2. to be too bright or showy 3. to stare fiercely or angrily vt. to send… …   English World dictionary

  • Glare — (gl[^a]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glaring}.] [OE. glaren, gloren; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, LG. glaren to glow or burn like coals, D. gloren to glimmer; prob. akin to E. glass.] [1913 Webster] 1. To shine with a bright,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glare — Glare, v. t. To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light. [1913 Webster] Every eye Glared lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • glare — ► VERB 1) stare in an angry or fierce way. 2) shine with a strong or dazzling light. 3) (glaring) highly obvious or conspicuous. ► NOUN 1) a fierce or angry stare. 2) strong and dazzling light …   English terms dictionary

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