Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Blazing; burning unsteadily.
  • Gaudy; showy; flashy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That flares; flaming or blazing unsteadily; shining out with a dazzling light.
  • adjective Opening or speading outwards.

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  • verb Present participle of flare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air

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Examples

  • Big picture of Robin flaring the black wings growing from his arms and shins.

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  • Big picture of Robin flaring the black wings growing from his arms and shins.

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  • If you notice fish turning away or flaring from a lure, chances are it's too bright and/or too large.

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  • The absurdity of it amused him at first every time he saw his name flaring in big red and yellow letters from placards and hoardings.

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  • The system treats asthma in the long term, but short-term flaring of symptoms may occur following the bronchoscopic procedure, the FDA said.

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  • Some have tried to limit "flaring" - the burning of excess gases or liquids, which contributes up to 30 percent of their annual carbon emissions.

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  • And one of the sort of twists here is that gas flaring, which is some of the worst in the world in the Niger Delta is down, because production is down on the other side of militancy.

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  • And one of the sort of twists here is that gas flaring, which is some of the worst in the world in the Niger Delta is down, because production is down on the other side of militancy.

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  • The stone meteorite, which was later determined to weigh 12.37 kilograms upon impact, was a fragment of a fiery meteor, described as flaring brighter than a full moon and strikingly visible in the night sky from West Virginia to New York.

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  • He recalled the flaring rivalry that had ended in his defeat, the competition of gifts and treats ....

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