Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1.1(signal, marker light)bengala feminine(on runway, road) baliza femininesafety flares — luces de emergencia
- Without these mittens, I would not have been able to even open the zipper on my survival vest, let alone try to work a flare or other signaling device.
- If I had flares or some other signaling device, I might have been able to get help and medical attention to him sooner, without having to do something risky like blocking traffic.
- It's not a bad idea to include signaling devices such as mirrors, flares, etc., whether you are in a remote location or not!
- Throughout the next four hours, we lit several smoke and flare signals, but the smoke dissipated each time in the trees before rising high enough to be effective.
- Signaling measures have included flare guns, cell phones, hand gestures, and other communicative means.
- Aruna pulled out a flare gun, and fired it up into the sky.
- However, it is known that military aircraft using the countermeasures tend to eject lots of flares, just to be on the safe side.
- Fury ran up the mountain, then turned and launched a flare, her signal to begin.
- A lost hunter with a flare gun, so goes the story, started the whole thing.
- I walked over to the door, opened it a crack, and stuck my hand out holding the flare gun.
- It can serve as a shotgun, an accurate big bore rifle, a handgun, and even as a flare gun.
- I stumbled to the opening in the suit and pulled out one of the signal flares.
- Attacks signaled by flares and coordinated remote mine attacks are not taught in training camps, but in military schools.
- One by one the marker flares went out, swallowed by the approaching mass.
- One of their missions was to fire illumination flares to aid commercial and military aircraft that were forced to ditch at sea.
- But by the time he got there the intruder had gone, stealing a number of items including a flare gun.
- Then, a flare shot up and signaled that the operation was to begin.
- The weapons, imported from eastern Europe, have been adapted from a miniature distress flare gun and can hold two bullets.
- Mr Long said in the past refuse collectors had found live gun cartridges and a distress flare among rubbish left out for them.
- Another pulse of adrenaline shot through her, though it was a wonder she had any left after the past occurrences, and Sydney closed her eyes and aimed the flare gun into the sky.
1.2(sudden light) destello masculine(flame) llamarada feminine
- He was abruptly cut off as a brief flare of red light flickered around Lexa.
- There was a brief flare of white light, and the Goddess vanished, leaving only a smattering of loose tinsel behind.
- Keigen tried to find his friend in the dark, until a flare of light burst into flame beside him.
- A narrow doorway of an old house - a dark room - then a sudden flare of video lights, like a flash of lightning.
- A sudden flare of white light had the Paladin scrambling for his sword as a shadowed form draped in a cowl and cloak rose from the lake, mistily transparent.
- The brief flare of light showed him short hair, thin but not angular face, and dark eyes.
- Then comes the sudden flare of light from a thousand torches.
- Jonah desperately thumbed the lighter's switch one last time, and he was rewarded with a sudden flare of light.
- A sudden flare of light caused her to raise her right arm protectively across her face.
- His big eyes glinted with a sudden flare of light and Teera turned to see the camp going up in flames.
- In addition, however, it has repeatedly witnessed a sky flickering with ultraviolet flares, bursts and fast-moving streaks.
- With each word her eyes turned bluer, and as she finished a flare of cerulean light blazed through my vision.
- She blinked for a moment against the bright flare of lights that exploded in her eyes, and waited for it to clear.
- A flare of lightning lit the dark sky to a bright lavender, then darkness ruled again.
- I remember looking at him there, that shadowy figure sitting cross-legged on that cushion with his peaked ears twitching, his eyes flashing like a brief flare of sun off oil on water.
- In the brief flare, I could see the scared faces of those around me.
- She flinched away from a flare of white light, which slowly resolved itself into her bedroom.
- Amber reacted, her own light flashing brighter, a flare of red.
- The flares of light became more and more frequent, until they were solid.
- The shadow warship exploded in a brilliant flare of yellow, orange, and white.
1.3solar flareAstronomyerupción solar feminine
- Scientists are still figuring out the role of sunspots in space weather, but they do know that when a flare erupts, sunspots are often nearby.
- Four minutes after the onset of the big flare, the Harvard Radio Astronomy Station at Fort Davis, Texas, began hearing radio noise from the Sun.
- Note the white bands buried amid the black and gray sunspots, depicting the twin bands of the flare as it burst into view around the sunspots.
- Violent events such as stellar flares, supernovae and the explosion of galactic nuclei produce a concoction of subatomic particles, primarily protons and electrons.
- Massive solar explosions called flares often accompany coronal mass ejections, which emit solar material and a magnetic field.
2Clothinga jacket with a flare — una chaqueta con vuelo
- a pair of flares — unos pantalones acampanados
- Fashions of the time were tank tops, tonic suits and trousers, flares, and long hair all round.
- Cobain, a modern dandy in purple flares and kipper tie, is effervescently enthusiastic about all things mind - expanding.
- Who knows… but if flares, kipper ties and tank tops can make a comeback then I guess anything's possible.
- In correspondence with that, Susan found her some full, dark purple jean flares to go with it.
- WE'VE had the Seventies revival in fashion and interiors, so I thought I'd revive a couple of old friends from the age of brown flares and orange tank tops.
- They dressed me in a turquoise crocheted pullover, brown corduroy flares and open-toed sandals, while letting my hair grow very long.
- Always insist that black flares, safari suits, wide collared white shirts and high heeled shoes never go out of fashion.
- Strangely, his flares and cravats were once seen as the epitome of stylish excellence.
- I found it hard to imagine Dad in flares.
- When Ian had moved into the room, the mould-peppered walls had been decorated with lurid orange-flowered wallpaper, redolent of stack heels, flares, beads and caftans.
- Platform boots, flares and wide lapels, satin suits and big hair dos, as well as lashings of glitter, will all be on the fashion menu as revellers relive the years of Abba's heyday.
- She was wearing dark name-brand low-rise flares and a pink polo shirt, large silver earrings and some glitzy heels.
- Kiss your flares good-bye - It's all about long and lean drain pipe pants.
- We tried on matching tank tops and flares, and practised hairstyles from Honey magazine.
- She pointed down to the simple black flares and ice blue shirt that she had tossed on when she got home.
- Angel wore black tight flares and a white tank top, and put her hair in a loose bun with a few strands hanging out, to which she added little chopstick things.
- Mandy who was wearing an apple green, button down blouse and white flares was lying down on the bed staring at the ceiling.
- And a pair of tight hip hugger blue jean flares with star patches all down the sides.
- It is an act of worship to the sixties and seventies - to flares and body shirts and all that glitters.
- You knew you had achieved the ultimate look when your flares completely covered your feet, giving the distinctly eerie impression you were floating down the street.
- a pair of flares — unos pantalones acampanados
1.1(candle/fire) llamear(torch/light) brillar
- Heart turned at a sudden crackle and watched as the demonic blades flared and burned, leaving not even scorches where they had fallen.
- I saw the stars burn and flare against the velvety darkness.
- Some residents jumped from windows as the blaze flared through the building's entrance.
- Witnesses described the screams of panicked residents and said people leapt from windows as the blaze flared through the entrance hall of the building.
- A sudden rush of red-gold flame flared in the corner, and Rakael spoke.
- The flames flared and he climbed back into car, and drove away.
- On the horizon I can see great columns of smoke from burning wells, orange flame flaring at their base.
- The thief absently watched the flames flaring around her, hearing her own harsh breathing echo around her over the crackle of the flames.
- Rilleta leaped lightly clear, and turned, flames flaring on her hands, ready to meet her death if she must.
- The spell died quickly, emerald flames flaring for a moment, then dissolving into nothing.
- The flames on his log flared higher, showering sparks all over his body - the same body covered with mead.
- As a breeze swept over the rubble, patches of flame flared here and there.
- The maroon flames also rose and flared, before dying in a matter of seconds into a small pile of ashes.
- As the sand hit it, the flame flared into angry whiteness and went out with a shower of sparks.
- The ripples she had created by dipping her fingers caused the flame to flare and flicker.
- The torches flared upon the walls, and the firepit blazed forth its red warmth.
1.2(break out)(conflict/violence) estallarher temper / anger flared when … — explotó / montó en cólera / se encolerizó cuando …
- tempers flared — los ánimos se enardecieron
- His men were quoted as saying there are still tribal elements in the city who are resisting their control, and that the situation could flare into fighting if they do not back down.
- US capital markets have also been a refuge for many in recent years as emerging market crises flared from Russia and Brazil.
- Nearly 250 priests have resigned or been dismissed from their duties since the crisis flared in January.
- The president has faced criticism for his habit of heading overseas just as domestic crises flare out of control.
- As recently as last spring, a violent public response flared in Cincinnati under disturbingly familiar circumstances.
- Periodic unrest has flared since, but yesterday's attack was among the worst.
- The robber gives predictably blood-curdling answers as his temper flares at the thought.
- The attack took place as racial violence flared across the Pennines in Oldham after National Front supporters descended on the town to hold an illegal march.
- Intense fighting has flared between Mehdi and Iraqi government forces in the southern city of al-Kut.
- In the years ahead tensions over water may flare in regions outside the Middle East as well.
- He said the German's refusal to pay for the use of his van irritated him and when he tried to collect the fee, the intensity of the argument flared.
- tempers flared — los ánimos se enardecieron
- It flared out gradually from the hips and there was a slit on two sides.
- The waist was small and tapered into a V, and the skirt flared out slightly, with filmy layers overlying the dress.
- Do not give us shirt or raglan sleeves, or ‘shirtwaister’ styles with blousy tops, or flared or pleated skirts in boring patterns.
- She was wearing a very short skirt which flared out a lot, so we could all see her underwear since we all stood lower than her.
- For example, you can see where zippers are located, how the shoulder line falls or if the skirt is flared.
- At her knees, the skirt flared out in an emphasizing bubble.
- The skirt flared out slightly at about hip-level, not very much though; it almost didn't have a waistline.
- She was wearing a knee-length jean skirt that flared slightly at the bottom and cute sandals were on her dainty little feet.
- The dress flared at the waist and had one hell of a train on it.
- The dress hugged my body, but not to the point where it was skin tight, and the skirt flared out just slightly to accentuate my hips.
- I adore the simple white dress with the slightly flared sleeves.
- The bodice was fitting, but allowed movement, and the skirt flared out so that I could run about freely.
- Her skirt flared evenly around her, as did her hair, forming a light-colored fan behind her head.
- Phoenix was wearing a long-sleeved forest green velvet dress that flared at the end of the sleeves.
- The bodice hugged my form and the skirt flared to give me enough room to run.
- It had long sleeves that slightly flared and over the dress she wore a slight scoop neck cloak.
- So dig out your best pair of platform boots, squeeze yourself into those flared hipsters, smooth out your huge wing collar, and saunter on over to the bright and shiny new glamvan blog.
- Shanna got a long black skirt with a black shirt that flared at the cuffs.
- Her skirt was black and also flared out with the help of a crinoline petticoat underneath.
- She had on purple leggings that barely flared and a too-small white top with glittery purple spirals.
1(pipe/fitting) ensancharhe flared his nostrils angrily — bufó / resopló enfadado