Meaning of “flare” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I ] us uk /fleər/ also flare up

If something bad such as anger or pain flares or flares up, it suddenly starts or gets worse:

Violence flared up between football fans yesterday.

to suddenly burn brightly, usually for a short time:

The rocket flared in the sky and disappeared into space.

(Definition of “flare verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)