Synonyms of 'flare'
Camp fires flared like beacons in the dark.
a dress cut to flare from the hips
a ship which had fired a distress flare
The flare of fires lights up the blacked-out streets.
People were injured as fighting flared up.
2 lose your temper
She suddenly lost her temper with me and flared up.
lose your temper
He exploded with rage at the accusation.
lose it (informal)
lose the plot (informal)
throw a tantrum
fly off the handle (informal)
He flew off the handle at the slightest thing.
lose your cool (informal)
blow your top (informal)
I just asked him why he was late and he blew his top.
fly into a temper
phrasal verb:flare up
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The full moon beams like a beacon in the clear sky.
When a fire blazes, it burns strongly and brightly.
The log fire was blazing merrily.
Thesaurus for flare from the Collins English Thesaurus
A flare is a small device that produces a bright flame. Flares are used as signals, for example on ships.