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English definition of “flare”

flare

verb [I] (BURN BRIGHTLY)    /fleər/ US  /fler/
to burn brightly either for a short time or not regularly: The flame above the oil well flared (up) into the dark sky.Burning, burnt and on fire
(Definition of flare verb (BURN BRIGHTLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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