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flare (plural flares)
- A source of brightly burning light or intense heat used to attract attention in an emergency, to illuminate an area, or as a decoy.
- The flares steered the traffic away from the accident.
- A spent flare had punctured the tire.
- The flares attracted the heat-seeking missiles.
- A widening of an object with an otherwise roughly constant width.
- That's a genuine early '70's flare on those pants.
- 2003, Timothy Noakes, Lore of Running, page 270:
- The flare on the inside of the shoe resists ankle pronation;
- (aviation) The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.
- The captain executed the flare perfectly, and we lightly touched down.
- (baseball) A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders
- Jones hits a little flare to left that falls for a single.
- (military) An aircraft-released countermeasure to counter an infrared-homing missile.
brightly burning light
widening of the lower legs of trousers and jeans
transition from downward flight to level flight
low fly ball
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- (intransitive) To blaze brightly.
- The blast furnace flared in the night.
- (intransitive) To burn unsteadily.
- (transitive, intransitive) To open outward in shape.
- The cat flared its nostrils while sniffing at the air.
- Cat's nostrils flared when it sniffed at the air.
- The building flared from the third through the seventh floors to occupy the airspace over the entrance plaza.
- (transitive) To cause to burn.
to blaze brightly
to open outward in shape
Derived terms 
- Hyphenation: fla‧re
Declension of flare (type nalle)
- present active infinitive of flō