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It was not until the 20th century that it flared again. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Trouble flared shortly after 4pm as pupils finished school. The Sun (2016) Emotions flare between the four main characters. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Standards have slipped since those days of flared trousers and platform shoes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is not known who fired the flare. The Sun (2015)Margaret insisted upon going into the full light of the flaring gas inside to take the ticket. North and South (1855)It was a warning for the police who moved quickly to stop trouble from flaring up. The Sun (2009)The flame flared up once or twice. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)The solar flare effects will also be visible today and tomorrow. The Sun (2011)Then she was dressed in flared jeans and a bohemian silk coat. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But trouble flared when a group went back to the family home. The Sun (2009)He stared up and saw flames flaring off the roof. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For the first time in years villagers could not see or feel the heat from a bright orange flare lighting the sky. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Emotions flared as last week's hearing drew to a close. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Historic competition for influence and for the region's energy resources could flare up again. Times, Sunday Times (2009)How wasteful it is that more than 60% of its natural gas production is flared. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I went to see if there was a problem and a woman fired a flare. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His wife had seen the light from a flare outside their window as they were going to bed at about 11pm. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And last week's defeat at Aldershot saw tempers flare in the dressing room. The Sun (2011)At any moment, at various points across the ice ring, little orange lights would flare quickly before dying. The Broken God (1993)
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British English: flare NOUN
A flare is a small device that produces a bright flame.
...a ship which had fired a distress flare.
Definition of flare from the Collins English Dictionary
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