flare up

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Verb1.flare up - ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down; "the fire flared up and died down once again"
ignite, light - cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
kindle, inflame - catch fire; "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"
2.flare up - erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
deepen, intensify - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
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1. To undergo combustion:
2. To become manifest suddenly and in full force.Also used with up:
break out, burst (forth or out), erupt, explode.
3. To react explosively or suddenly.Also used with up:
phrasal verb
flare up
To be or become angry:
Informal: steam.
Idioms: blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow one's stack, breathe fire, fly off the handle, get hot under the collar, hit the ceiling, lose one's temper, see red.
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vi (lit, fig: situation, affair) → aufflackern, auflodern; (fig, person) → aufbrausen, auffahren; (injury) → wieder Schwierigkeiten machen; (fighting, epidemic)ausbrechen; (anger)zum Ausbruch kommen; his acne flared upseine Akne trat wieder auf; she flared up at mesie fuhr mich an
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(fleə) verb
1. to burn with a bright unsteady light. The firelight flared.
2. (of a skirt, trousers etc) to become wider at the bottom edge. a flared skirt.
flare up suddenly to burn strongly: A quarrel flared up between them (noun ˈflare-up)
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