Translation of "flare" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /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.

also flare up When something bad such as violence, pain, or anger flares (up), it suddenly starts or gets much worse. (of something bad) to suddenly start or get much worse

Violence flared up again last night.
Tempers flared after a three-hour delay at the Airport yesterday.

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.
noun uk /fleər/ us /fler/

a sudden increase in the brightness of a fire

destello, llamarada
There was a sudden flare when she threw the petrol onto the fire.

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.
flares UK

trousers that get wider below the knee

pantalones acampanados

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


verb /fleə/

to burn with a bright unsteady light

The candle flared.

(of a skirt, trousers etc) to become wider at the bottom edge

a flared skirt.
flare up phrasal verb

suddenly to burn strongly

The fire flared up.

(Translation of “flare” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)