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flare

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity
  • a flare in gift card sales around graduation time

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2 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling
  • ended the quarrel with a stunning flare of swearwords

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3 the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible
  • in the darkness the flare of a single match might be seen by enemy troops

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flare

verb

Synonyms of flare (Entry 2 of 2)

to shine with a bright harsh light
  • floodlights flaring into the forbidding empty spaces surrounding the prison

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The first known use of flare was in 1580

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“Flare.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flare. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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