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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • n. / v. ( 火焰) 摇曳, 闪耀
  • [英] n. / v. ( 火焰) 摇曳, 闪耀 ( to burn unsteadily, as a flame whipped about by the wind )
  • [类] gust : wind / flare : light ( 阵风是短暂的刮风 / 闪光是短暂的发光)
  • [记] 和flame ( 火焰) 一起记

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

I. noun

  • Etymology: origin unknown
  • Date: 1580
  • 1.
    • a. a fire or blaze of light used especially to signal, illuminate, or attract attention; also a device or composition used to produce such a flare
  • 2. an unsteady glaring light
    • b. solar flare; also a sudden increase and decrease in the brightness of a star often amounting to a difference of several magnitudes
  • 3.
    • a. a sudden outburst (as of excitement or anger)
    • b. flare-up 3
  • 4.
    • a. a spreading outward; also a place or part that spreads
    • b. an area of skin flush
  • 5. light resulting from reflection (as between lens surfaces) or an effect of this light (as a fogged or dense area in a photographic negative)
  • 6.
    • a. a short pass in football thrown to a back who is running toward the sideline
    • b. a weakly hit fly ball in baseball <a flare into short right field>
  • 7. plural pants that flare toward the bottom

II. verb (flared; flaring)

  • Date: 1616
  • intransitive verb
    • 1.
      • a. to burn with an unsteady flame
      • b. to stream in the wind
    • 2.
      • a. to shine with a sudden light <a match flares in the darkness>
      • b.
        • (1) to become suddenly excited or angry — usually used with up
        • (2) to break out or intensify usually suddenly or violently — often used with up<fighting flared up after a 2-week lull>
      • c. to express strong emotion (as anger) <flaring out at such abuses>
    • 3. to open or spread outward <the pants flare at the bottom>
  • transitive verb
    • 1. to display conspicuously <flaring her scarf to attract attention>
    • 2. to cause to flare <the breeze flares the candle>
    • 3. to signal with a flare or by flaring
    • 4. to burn (a jet of waste gas) in the open air

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