flare

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
flare

Plural
flares

  1. (countable) A flare is a short, bright fire.
    The flare just happened in front of my face!

Verb[change]

Plain form
flare

Third-person singular
flares

Past tense
flared

Past participle
flared

Present participle
flaring

  1. (intransitive) If you flare, you get very angry about something.
    Don't get flared up about such a small matter.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) The change from downward flight to level flight before a plane lands.
    They key to a perfect landing is the flare.