While he was flaring out, he done it—I'm sure I see him doing it.'
They moved toward the cellar entrance in a slow procession, to keep the chip from flaring out.
But no sense in your flaring out so, Kit; thats no way to get on with Tony.
Somebody brought his hat and put it down harshly on his small, turtle-like head, flaring out his big red ears.
mid-16c., originally "spread out" (hair), of unknown origin, perhaps from Dutch vlederen. Related: Flared; flaring. The notion of "spreading out in display" is behind the notion of "spreading gradually outward" (1640s). Flare-up "a sudden burst" is from 1837.
"bright, unsteady light," 1814, from flare (v.), which led to the sense of "signal fire" (1883). Flares "flared trousers" is from 1964.
An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.