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flare out

to spread out; to widen. (Said especially of one opening of a tube or round-topped vessel.) The end of the pipe flared out to a larger diameter. The top of the vase flared out, and was decorated with little blobs of colored glass.
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flare something out

to spread something out; to make something wider. (Said especially of one end of a tube or round-topped vessel.) Can you flare the end of this pipe out a little? Flare out the end of this pipe.
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flare up

 
1. Lit. [for something] to ignite and burn. The firewood flared up at last—four matches having been used.
2. Lit. [for a fire] to burn brightly again and expand rapidly. After burning quietly for a while, the fire suddenly flared up and made the room very bright.
3. Fig. [for a pain or medical condition] to get worse suddenly. My arthritis flares up during the damp weather.
4. Fig. [for a dispute] to break out or escalate into a battle. A war flared up in the Middle East. We can't send the whole army every time a dispute flares up.
5. and flare up at someone or something Fig. to lose one's temper at someone or something. I could tell by the way he flared up at me that he was not happy with what I had done. I didn't mean to flare up.
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flare up

to happen suddenly Severe thunderstorms flare up there at almost any time during the summer. You may not feel like chopping vegetables when the pain in your hands flares up.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of flare up (to suddenly burn brightly)
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flare up

Suddenly become angry, as in She flared up at the slightest provocation. This metaphoric expression, dating from the mid-1800s, transfers a sudden burst of flame to sudden rage.
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flare out

v.
1. To curve away distinctly: This skirt flares out below the knee.
2. To emit a flame or something shaped like a flame: The candles we were carrying flared out in the night. A beacon flared out from the lighthouse.
3. To make a sudden, angry verbal attack: The sergeant flared out at the troops.
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flare up

v.
1. To begin to increase in intensity: My rash flared up when I went outdoors into the sunshine.
2. To express sudden, strong negative emotions, especially anger or hate: The store manager flared up when the employee started talking back.
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Recommendation: To ensure that Interior has a complete picture of venting and flaring on federal leases and takes steps to reduce this lost gas where economic to do so, and to help reduce venting and flaring of gas by addressing limitations in their regulations, the Secretary of the Interior should direct BLM and BOEMRE to revise its guidance to operators to make it clear that technologies should be used where they can economically capture sources of vented and flared gas, including gas from liquid unloading, well completions, pneumatic valves, and glycol dehydrators.
Making better use of vented and flared gas is a tremendous opportunity.
In November 2011, another deputy oil minister said Iran had decided to invest $2 billion to collect natural gases being flared off at just two fields--Kharg and Bahregan.
Several new oil wells make natural gas as a byproduct, but because firms lack the infrastructure to capture that gas, it is often flared.
1 million cubic feet per day which is more than the average individual flare size of the largest 200 flares in the Bakken comprising 60% of flared gas.
This downward trend in flared volumes, in the face of rising natural gas production, has been hailed as a reflection of Oman's determination to rein in natural gas flaring and to commercialise the resource instead.
99, H&M Flared dungarees, PS49, Miss Selfridge Faux-fur snood, PS3, New Look Black bag, PS29.
Qatar flared nine cubic metres of gas per barrel of oil equivalent (boe) produced in 2000, versus 1.
Had the sun flared like II Pegasi, these hard X-rays would have overwhelmed the Earth's protective atmosphere, leading to significant climate change and mass extinction.
A deputy oil minister says Iran has decided to invest $2 billion to collect natural gases now being flared off at the Kharg and Bahregan oil projects.
Katie Holmes gets it right with a pair of flared jeans.
The amount of gas flared in the Middle East alone could feed a 20mn tonne liquefied natural gas plant, the report said.
Gas has been flared at the platforms for about 40 years.