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flare

2 noun
     
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flare2
1 [countable]T a piece of equipment that produces a bright flame, or the flame itself, used outdoors as a signal:
The distress flares were spotted by another ship.
2 [countable usually singular] a sudden bright flame:
There was a brief flare as the match was lit.
3

flares

[plural]DCC trousers that become wide below the knee

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