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English definition of “flare”

flare

verb [I or T] (MAKE WIDER)    /fleər/ US  /fler/
to ( cause to) become wider : The horse's nostrils flared. He flared his nostrils in rage . The skirt fits tightly over the hips and flares just below the knees .Enlarging and inflatingBecoming bigger
(Definition of flare verb (MAKE WIDER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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