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Noun: flare-up  flehr úp
  1. A sudden intense happening
    - outburst, burst
Verb: flare up
  1. Ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down
    "the fire flared up and died down once again"
  2. Erupt or intensify suddenly
    "Unrest flared up in the country";
    - erupt, irrupt, flare, break open, burst out

Derived forms: flare-ups, flared up, flares up, flaring up

Type of: deepen, happening, ignite, intensify, light, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Encyclopedia: Flare-up