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flare 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/fle(ə)r/,
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flares, plural;
  1. Burn with a sudden intensity
    • - the blaze across the water flared
    • - the bonfire crackled and flared up
  2. (of a light or a person's eyes) Glow with a sudden intensity
    • - her eyes flared at the stinging insult
  3. (of an emotion) Suddenly become manifest in a person or their expression
    • - alarm flared in her eyes
    • - tempers flared
  4. (of an illness or chronic medical complaint) Recur unexpectedly and cause further discomfort
    • - Tracy's pain has flared up again, this time almost beyond enduring
  5. (esp. of an argument, conflict, or trouble) Suddenly become more violent or intense
    • - a recurrent border dispute flared up again
  6. (of a person) Suddenly become angry
    • - she flared up, shouting at Jeff
  7. Gradually become wider at one end
    • - a flared skirt
    • - the dress flared out into huge a train
  8. (of a person's nostrils) Dilate
    • - his head lifted, his nostrils flaring
  9. (of a person) Cause (the nostrils) to dilate

Noun
  1. A sudden brief burst of bright flame or light
    • - the flare of the match lit up his face
  2. A device producing a bright flame, used esp. as a signal or marker
    • - a helicopter spotted a flare set off by the crew
    • - a flare gun
  3. A sudden burst of intense emotion
    • - she felt a flare of anger within her
  4. A sudden explosion in the chromosphere and corona of the sun or another star, resulting in an intense burst of radiation

  5. Extraneous illumination on film caused by internal reflection in the camera

  6. A gradual widening, esp. of a skirt or pants
    • - as you knit, add a flare or curve a hem
  7. An upward and outward curve of a vessel's bow, designed to throw the water outward when under way


  1. a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
  2. burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
  3. a sudden burst of flame
  4. flare out: become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out"
  5. a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
  6. shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"
  7. Flare is Japanese pop singer Hitomi Shimatani's seventh studio album. There is both a CD and CD+DVD format.
  8. Flare Acoustic Arts League — a.k.a. Flare (band) — is an experimental pop band formed by guitarist Damian Costilla and singer LD Beghtol in New York in 1996.
  9. The flare is a difficult breakdance power move borrowed from gymnastics. The breaker supports his body with his arms, swings his legs around his stationary torso in continuous circles, and never allows his legs to touch the ground. ...
  10. Flare is a superhero whose adventures are published by Heroic Publishing. The character was originally created by Stacy Thain for a superhero role-playing game called Champions. ...
  11. A (decoy) flare is an aerial infrared countermeasure to counter an infrared homing ("heat seeking") surface-to-air missile or air-to-air missile. ...
  12. Flare is a Canadian fashion magazine. It is owned by Rogers Communications.
  13. A brightly burning light used to attract attention in an emergency, or to illuminate an area; A widening of an object with an otherwise roughly constant width, e.g. ...
  14. (Flares) Refers to the EMD SD45, with its dynamic brake blisters and radiators that distinctively flare from the top of the unit. Also Flare 45. Both forms distinguish the SD45 from the SD45-2 and SD45T-2, which lack flared radiators. ^[59]
  15. (Flares) A brief, sudden brightening in the sun's atmosphere that accompanies a burst of radiation from a sunspot.
  16. (Flares) Areas of active inflammation or dermatitis, generally characterized by diffuse redness.
  17. (Flares) Articles containing pyrotechnic substances which are designed to illuminate, identify, signal, or warn. The term includes: flares, aerial and flares, surface.
  18. (flares) npl (trousers) pantalon m à pattes d'éléphant.
  19. Flares have been detected or directive to deploy flares.
  20. (Flaring) The controlled and safe burning of gas which cannot be used for commercial or technical reasons.
  21. (flaring) The burning of waste combustible gases
  22. (Flaring) The technique of spreading out the open end of a bubble or tube to create a wider opening.
  23. (Flaring) Term used in connection with zinc-bearing alloys, particularly manganese bronze, to denote evolution of zinc oxide fumes during melting.
  24. (Flaring) The burning of gas vented through a pipe or stack at a refinery, or a method of disposing of gas while a well is being drilled. Flaring is regulated by state agencies. Venting (letting gas escape unburned) is generally prohibited.
  25. (Flaring) The pressing of metal so that a lip or tail is formed into a compound curve with a concave shape, similar to the mouth of a vase. This technique is essential to making fine quality pieces that are free from the modern danger of being to flat. ...