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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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The Qatar National Development Strategy 2011-2016, for example, sets out as a key objective the halving of flaring between 2008 and 2016.
Oman is currently placed 17th in a ranking compiled by Global Gas Flaring Reduction public-private partnership (GGFR) of the world's top 20 gas flaring countries.
A SABIC spokesman said: "SABIC UK Petrochemicals would like to apologise for any disturbance caused by the need to carry out unscheduled flaring on the Olefins 6 plant at Wilton.
Qatar is a signatory to World Bank's Global Gas Flaring Reduction (GGFR) and has committed itself to achieving zero-flaring in due course.
Officials said the end to flaring there would allow the oil industry to use about $25 million worth of natural gas that was otherwise burned each year.
A South Korean petrochemical plant faced community concerns of visible flame, smoke and loud noise associated with flaring of waste gas from the plant's 410 foot tall flare stack.
The Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 Initiative has had 20 new endorsements since first launched by U.
The failure of most producers to pledge to end flaring undermines industry pleas for special treatment on the grounds that gas is cleaner than coal.
The "Zero Routine Flaring by 2030" initiative-already endorsed by nine countries, ten oil companies and six development institutions-was launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.
18 (BNA): ) Chief executives from major oil companies joined together today with senior government officials from several oil-producing countries to commit, for the first time, to ending the practice of routine gas flaring at oil production sites by 2030 at the latest.
The sunspot was not facing the Earth at the time of peak flaring, but then it is definitely a spot to watch out for, according to the Huffington Post.
The project also demonstrates how large gas volumes, contributing to the massive flaring in the Bakken, can be monetized and reduced.
Flaring by some 14 comparable Qatari companies in the energy and industry sector indicates a reduction by 9.
A CHEMICAL plant has been told to take "various actions" after flaring caused heavy black smoke.
Flaring has tripled in the past three years, according to the report from Ceres, a nonprofit group that tracks environmental records of public companies.