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1. flare  (noun) 
(baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield

    baseball / baseball game / ball

  More Generic:
    fly     fly ball

2. flare  (noun) 
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"

  Also known as: flare pass

  More Generic:
    forward pass     aerial

3. flare  (noun) 
a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification

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fusee / fuzee - a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains

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4. flare  (noun) 
a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

  Also known as: flash

  More Specific:
star shell - an artillery shell containing an illuminant
Bengal light - a steady bright blue light
Very light - a colored flare fired from a Very pistol

  More Generic:
    visual signal

5. flare  (noun) 
a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"

  More Generic:
    effusion     gush     outburst     blowup     ebullition

6. flare  (noun) 
am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)

  More Generic:
    reflection     reflexion

7. flare  (noun) 
a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun''s surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference

  Also known as: solar flare

  More Generic:
    solar radiation

8. flare  (noun) 
a sudden burst of flame

  More Generic:
    fire     flame     flaming

9. flare  (noun) 
a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"

  Also known as: flair

  More Generic:
    shape     form

10. flare  (noun) 
a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"

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11. flare  (noun) 
reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation

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12. flare  (verb) 
become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out"

  Also known as: flare out

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13. flare  (verb) 
erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"

  Also known as: erupt, irrupt, flare up, break open, burst out

  More Generic:
    intensify     deepen

14. flare  (verb) 
burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"

  Also known as: flame up, blaze up, burn up

  More Generic:
    burn     combust

15. flare  (verb) 
shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"

  Also known as: flame

  More Generic:
    shine     beam

  See Also:
    flare     flame up     blaze up     burn up


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