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    flare

    Dear teachers,

    Would you help to me to make the proper choice of the meaning of the words in bold in the following sentences?

    Can you flare your nostrils?
    His nostrils were flaring with anger.

    flare = become flared and widen, (usually at one end)

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    V
    Last edited by vil; 20-Dec-2010 at 13:28.

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    Re: flare

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Can you flare your nostrils?
    His nostrils were flaring with anger.

    flare = become flared and widen usually at one end
    The 'at one end' idea is not relevant to nostrils. Some articles of clothing such as trousers, skirts, and sleeves may flare (=become wider) at one end.

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