flare / flair

flare / flair
   Flare is to increase greatly, burn brightly, or something that provides a bright flame: The fire in the grill flared up when Eva tossed gasoline on it.
   Flair refers to a sense of style or a talent: Dutch Masters has a flair for lighting a cigar.

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  • flare / flair —    Flare is to increase greatly, burn brightly, or something that provides a bright flame: The fire in the grill flared up when Eva tossed gasoline on it.    Flair refers to a sense of style or a talent: Dutch Masters has a flair for lighting a… …   Confused words

  • flair, flare — Flair means natural talent, aptitude, bent, knack, or keen perception : This mechanic has a flair for spotting engine troubles. She lived in Europe for many years, developing her flair for languages. Flare applies to a sudden burst of flame or… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Flare — may refer to:In culture and the arts*Flare (magazine), a Canadian fashion and style magazine *Flare (breakdance move), a move employed in breakdancing *Mylene Flare Jenius (ミレーヌF ジーナス, Mirēnu F. Jīnasu), a fictional character in the Macross… …   Wikipedia

  • Flair — can refer to:*Ric Flair, a professional wrestler or his son, David Flair *Flair Hotels, a hotel chain *Flair Records, a record label *Flare (breakdance move), breakdance power move, sometimes called a Thomas flair *Flair bartending *Fluid… …   Wikipedia

  • flare — /flair/, v., flared, flaring, n. v.i. 1. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame, as a torch or candle in the wind. 2. to blaze with a sudden burst of flame (often fol. by up): The fire flared up as the paper caught. 3. to start up or burst out… …   Universalium

  • flair — meaning ‘an instinct for what is excellent, a talent’, was adopted into English from French in the late 19c. It should be distinguished from the unrelated noun and verb flare meaning ‘a dazzling flame of light’ etc., which is 16c and of unknown… …   Modern English usage

  • flare — see flair …   Modern English usage

  • flare|back — «FLAIR BAK», noun. 1. a burst of flame from unburned powder that shoots back from the breech of a howitzer or other heavy gun when it is opened after firing. 2. Figurative: »a flareback of winter …   Useful english dictionary

  • flair — flare …   American English homophones

  • flare — flair …   American English homophones

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