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  • n  a shape that spreads outward
    the skirt had a wide flare
  • n  a sudden burst of flame
  • n  a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
  • n  reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
  • n  a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms
    a colitis flare
    infection can cause a lupus flare
  • n  a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
  • n  am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
  • n  a sudden outburst of emotion
    she felt a flare of delight
    she could not control her flare of rage
  • n  a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
  • n  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
  • n  (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
  • v  burn brightly
    Every star seemed to flare with new intensity
  • v  become flared and widen, usually at one end
    The bellbottom pants flare out
  • v  shine with a sudden light
    The night sky flared with the massive bombardment
  • v  erupt or intensify suddenly
    Tempers flared at the meeting

  • Fewer flare-ups, doctors say, means less physical therapy to treat them which means considerable savings in patients' time, money and discomfort.
  • Entertaining and heated discussions flare up about the most mundane food-related minutiae: the best thing to eat when you're lunching at your office desk; the pros and cons of Ruth .
  • Pink Is the New Blog dishes with flare.
News & Articles

  • Flare Star Gets 15 Times Brighter in Minutes
    A normally dull star in Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellation, give off an incredible flare while scientists watched, increasing its brightness 15-fold in just three minutes, before returning to normal.
    June 18, 2013 - SPACE.com via Yahoo! News
  • Scientists watch as 'flare star' lights it up
    By Megan GannonSpace.comA normally dull star in Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellation, gave off an incredible flare while scientists watched, increasing its brightness 15-fold in just three minutes before returning to normal.Dubbed WX UMa, the stellar body belongs to a rare class of variable stars known as flare stars, which suddenly and unpredictably boost their brightness in a matter of ...
    June 18, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Scientists watch as a normally dull star sends out an exciting flare
    By Megan GannonSpace.comA normally dull star in Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellation, gave off an incredible flare while scientists watched, increasing its brightness 15-fold in just three minutes before returning to normal.Dubbed WX UMa, the stellar body belongs to a rare class of variable stars known as flare stars, which suddenly and unpredictably boost their brightness in a matter of ...
    June 18, 2013 - NBC NEWS
Quotes

  • David Petraeus in Africasia
    Referring to recent clashes between the Baghdad government and Shiite militia loyal to militant cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, General David Petraeus said "the flare up highlighted the detructive role Iran has played in funding, training, arming and...
  • Barack Obama in 940 News
    There has been a small "political flare-up because I said something that everybody knows is true, which is that there are a whole bunch of folks in small towns in Pennsylvania, in towns right here in Indiana, in my hometown in Illinois, who are...
  • Phil Mickelson in Telegraph.co.uk
    It's important to drive the ball well here,Mickelson agreed, "and that's going to be the biggest challenge for me, because I haven't been able to practise it or go at it with 100 per cent confidence that it's not going to flare up again....

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