flaring flaring  /f ˈlɛ rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air

Usage(s):

  1. Protests are flaring across China's countryside over everything from land seizures to corruption.
  2. But now the violence is flaring up again.
  3. With tempers flaring, and the police looking as paralyzed as the traffic, the military was called in to keep deranged motorists from doing things they would have regretted.

News

  1. Los Angeles council committee to discuss Playa del Rey natural gas release

    A January natural gas release that triggered flaring at Southern California Gas Co.'s Playa del Rey storage facility will be discussed at a meeting today in downtown Los Angeles.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Daily Breeze

  2. NASA Ames prepares to take new portrait of sun, solving old mysteries

    A special space camera, designed and built by Lockheed Martin in Palo Alto and controlled by NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, will focus on a new mission that begins this week: to capture the best images ever of the sun's roiling, flaring nuclear fire.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. Hess Is Fracking and Flaring in East Ohio

    A bright orange flame along Lude Road shows New York City-based Hess Corp. is fracking for natural gas in Belmont County, while flaring away some of the excess gases.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Quotes

  1. The arrests Friday were "aimed at protecting public order and preventing racial tension from flaring," said Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar, rejecting allegations that the detentions were aimed at thwarting opposition leader Anwar Ibraham's bid...
    on Sep 13, 2008 By: Syed Hamid Albar Source: FOXNews

  2. "They both really strongly believed that, so we went that route," Crede said. "It's just a matter of it's still flaring up. We just want to rid the problem, that's basically what we want to do. Right now, we're basically waiting on the other...
    on Jun 6, 2007 By: Joe Crede Source: Pittsburgh Pirates News

  3. "I don't have a specific one shot" when he hurt his wrist, Mickelson said. "It was just numerous shots of jarring impact. And then when I went to hit drivers a day later, it just started flaring up."
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: Phil Mickelson Source: Washington Post

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