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Adjective: flaring  fleh-ring
  1. Streaming, flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air
    "ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her";
    - aflare [rare]
Verb: flare  flehr
  1. Burn brightly
    "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity";
    - flame up, blaze up, burn up
  2. Become flared and widen, usually at one end
    "The bellbottom pants flare out";
    - flare out
  3. Shine with a sudden light
    "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment";
    - flame
  4. Erupt or intensify suddenly
    "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "Unrest flared up in the country";
    - erupt, irrupt, flare up, break open, burst out

See also: moving

Type of: beam, burn, combust, deepen, intensify, shine, widen

Encyclopedia: Flaring