- vt. 使闪耀；使张开；用发光信号发出；使外倾
- vi. 闪耀，闪光；燃烧；突然发怒
- n. 闪光，闪耀；耀斑；爆发；照明弹
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1、flame + glare.
2. perhaps influenced by both flame and Latin flare (pp. flatus) "blow".
词源不详。可能来自辅音丛bl, 吹，鼓起，拟声词，词源同blow, blossom. 即张开，展开，火势更旺，加剧等。
- flare (v.)
- 1540s, "spread out" (hair), of unknown origin, perhaps from Scandinavian or from Dutch vlederen. Meaning "shine out with a sudden light" is from 1630s. The notion of "spreading out in display" is behind the notion of "spreading gradually outward" (1640s). Related: Flared; flaring.
- flare (n.)
- "a giving off of a bright, unsteady light," 1814, from flare (v.). This led to the sense of "signal fire" (1883). The astronomy sense is from 1937. Meaning "a gradual widening or spreading" is from 1910; hence flares "flared trousers" (1964).
- 1. Don'tspill too much fat on the barbecue as it could flare up.
- 2. There's been a flare-up of violence in South Africa.
- 3. a flare-up of tension between the two sides
- 4. I saw the sudden flare of a flashlight in the darkness.
- 5. The flare overshot its target and set light to a hotel.
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