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Noun flare has 11 senses
  1. flare, flair - a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
    --1 is a kind of shape, form
    Derived form: verb flare2
  2. flare - a sudden burst of flame
    --2 is a kind of
    fire, flame, flaming
    Derived forms: verb flare3, verb flare1
  3. flare, flash - a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
    --3 is a kind of visual signal
    --3 has particulars: star shell; Bengal light; Very light
  4. flare - reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
    --4 is a kind of
  5. flare - a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"
    --5 is a kind of
  6. solar flare, flare - a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
    --6 is a kind of solar radiation
  7. flare - am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
    --7 is a kind of
    reflection, reflexion
  8. flare - a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"
    --8 is a kind of
    effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition
  9. flare - a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
    --9 is a kind of
    --9 has particulars: fusee, fuzee
  10. flare pass, flare - a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines; "he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss"
    --10 is a kind of forward pass, aerial
  11. flare - (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
    --11 is a kind of
    fly, fly ball
Verb flare has 4 senses
  1. flare, flame up, blaze up, burn up - burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
    --1 is one way to burn, combust
    Derived form: noun flare2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. flare out, flare - become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out"
    --2 is one way to widen
    Derived form: noun flare1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. flare, flame - shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"
    --3 is one way to shine, beam
    Derived form: noun flare2
    Sample sentences:
    Lights flare on the horizon
    The horizon is flareing with lights
  4. erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out - erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
    --4 is one way to intensify, deepen
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
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