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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
Noun: flare-up  flehr úp
  1. A sudden intense happening
    - outburst, burst

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

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

Encyclopedia: Flare-up