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

  • adjective having a gradual increase in width.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of flare.


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  • I heard a voice say something like “stop squirming” and with a wrench the pain flared once more and subdued.

    Archive 2009-07-01 Ben Abraham 2009

  • Yet "hipsters" was also used during the 1960s to describe trousers that flared from the hip.

    Why do people hate hipsters? Alex Rayner 2010

  • I heard a voice say something like “stop squirming” and with a wrench the pain flared once more and subdued.

    Permanent Death, Episode 5 - This Idiotic War Ben Abraham 2009

  • Just imagine Tom Hanks in flared pants hitting a secret button to reveal a hologram of L'Engle in a rosary-beaded Nehru jacket.

    If you liked The Lost Symbol Roger Sutton 2009

  • The pain flared up during Saturday's shootout loss at Pittsburgh - a game in which Luongo stopped Sidney Crosby's penalty shot in overtime. 2007

  • Worse yet, Funk's back pain flared up on the fifth fairway, causing him to lay down for massages from his wife on the sixth tee and from a tour therapist at the 12th tee.

    50-year-old Funk wins Mexico's first PGA Tour event 2007

  • In yellowed black-and-white prints, hunters in flared pants and boots that lace to the knee hold lever actions in the crooks of their elbows and pose beside rows of bucks hung from the meat pole.

    A Day in Deer Camp 2003

  • On the skating rink, muscular girls in short flared skirts skated backward from a boy with an accordion.

    Gorky Park Smith, Martin Cruz, 1942- 1981

  • Garlands of lamps looped the arcades leading into the Place de la Carrière, peacock-coloured fires flared from the Arch of

    Fighting France 1915

  • a week late, played eight games, hitting .310, then went on the DL as a precaution when the back pain flared up. - American League East 2002


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