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flare-up

(flâr′ŭp′)
n.
1. A sudden outbreak of flame or light: a flare-up of the embers.
2. An outburst or eruption: a flare-up of anger.
3. A sudden worsening of the symptoms of a disease or condition: a flare-up of eczema.
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flare-up

n
1. a sudden burst of fire or light
2. informal a sudden burst of emotion or violence
vb (intr, adverb)
3. to burst suddenly into fire or light
4. informal to burst into anger
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Flare-Up

 a noisy dance; a jovial social gathering—Slang Dictionary, 1874.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flare-up - a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
salvo - an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs
rush - a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"
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flare-up

noun
1. The visible signs of combustion:
2. A sudden violent expression, as of emotion:
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Translations

flare-up

[ˈflɛərˈʌp] N [of anger] → arranque m; (= quarrel) → riña f; [of violence] → estallido m; [of illness, acne] → recrudecimiento m
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flare-up

[ˈflɛərˌʌp] n (of fire) → fiammata; (of quarrel, fighting) → recrudescenza; (outburst of rage) → scoppio d'ira; (sudden dispute) → battibecco
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The flare-up was kept inside the companion with a box of matches ready to hand.
"She wasn't this time," Powell said innocently: "She lighted the flare-up for me, sir."
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Israel and Hamas are bitter enemies that have fought three wars since the Islamic militant group seized control of Gaza in 2007, as well as numerous smaller flare-ups, most recently in late March.
The Good Morning Britain host went teetotal in August after suffering skin "flare-ups", and now feels better prepared for her early-morning job.
While Crohn's is a lifelong condition and can be difficult to live with at times, particularly when it comes to unpredictable flare-ups, the good news is that lots can be done to help manage it.
It spreads through contact with bodily fluids and causes hemorrhagic fever with severe vomiting, diarrhoea and bleeding, and in many flare-ups, more than half of cases are fatal.
The funding will help bring Oklahoma City-based Progentec's tool for identifying lupus flare-ups and a biomarker-based disease-activity index closer to commercialization.