Translation of "flare" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /fleər/ us /fler/

flare verb (BURN BRIGHTLY)

[ I ] to burn brightly either for a short time or not regularly

The flame above the oil well flared (up) into the dark sky. 油井上的火焰一下子旺燒起來,直衝向漆黑的夜空。

flare verb (GET WORSE)

[ I ] also flare up When something bad such as violence, pain, or anger flares (up), it suddenly starts or gets much worse.

Violence flared up again last night. 昨晚再次爆發暴力事件。
Tempers flared after a three-hour delay at the Airport yesterday. 昨天格域機場三小時的航班延誤使得群情激憤。

flare verb (MAKE WIDER)

[ I or T ] to (cause to) become wider

The horse's nostrils flared. 那匹馬張大了鼻孔。
He flared his nostrils in rage.
The skirt fits tightly over the hips and flares just below the knees. 這條裙子緊緊包住臀部,到膝蓋下方的位置展開。


uk /fleər/ us /fler/

flare noun (BRIGHTNESS)

[ C ] a sudden increase in the brightness of a fire

There was a sudden flare when she threw the petrol onto the fire. 她把汽油倒到火上時,火焰一下子躥了起來。

[ C ] a very bright light or coloured smoke that can be used as a signal, or a device that produces this

We set off a flare to help guide our rescuers. 我們發射了一顆照明彈,以引導救援人員。

flare noun (CLOTHES)

flares [ plural ] UK

trousers that get wider below the knee


[ C usually singular ] the fact of something, especially clothing, becoming wider at one end

This skirt has a definite flare. 這條裙子的裙擺很大。

(Translation of “flare” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)