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1flare/ˈfleɚ/verb
flaresflaredflaring
1flare
/ˈfleɚ/
verb
flaresflaredflaring
Learner's definition of FLARE  
[no object]  : to shine or burn suddenly and briefly
[no object]  : to become suddenly excited, angry, or active — often + up
: to open or spread outward
[no object]
— often + out
[+ object]
2flare/ˈfleɚ/noun
pluralflares
2flare
/ˈfleɚ/
noun
pluralflares
Learner's definition of FLARE  
[count]  : a light that shines brightly and briefly
[count]  : a very bright light that is used to give a signal, to light up something, or to attract attention
also  : a device that produces such a light
[count]  : a sudden expression of anger : flare-up
[count]  : a shape or part that spreads outward
flares [plural]  : pants with legs that become wider at the bottom : bell-bottoms
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