Definition of Flame up

1. Verb. Burn brightly. "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"

Exact synonyms: Blaze Up, Burn Up, Flare
Generic synonyms: Burn, Combust
Derivative terms: Flare

Definition of Flame up

1. Verb. (intransitive) To flare; to become enflamed ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) To suddenly become extremely angry ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flame Up

flame ionisation detector
flame ionization
flame nettle
flame out
flame pea
flame retardant
flame retardants
flame spots
flame spread
flame test
flame thrower
flame throwers
flame tokay
flame tree
flame trees
flame up (current term)
flame war
flame wars
flamed out

Literary usage of Flame up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Zulu-English Dictionary with Notes on Pronunciation, a Revised Orthography by Alfred T. Bryant (1905)
"Desire or long for a thing ardently (= langata); flame, flame up, ... Flame, flame up, flare up, blaze, as a candle, or a fire (cp. vuta); (less freq. ..."

2. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (1901)
"in following Dr. Ingleby and substituting glance for chance persuasively argues that her native fire might flame up through the ashes of her former bear.ty ..."

3. The Library of Original Sources: Ideas that Have Influenced Civilization, in edited by Oliver Joseph Thatcher (1915)
"'Those which, when offered, flame up; those which, when offered, make an excessive noise; and those which, when offered, sink down. ..."

4. The Hate Breeders: A Drama of War and Peace in One Act and Five Scenes by Ednah Robinson Aiken (1916)
"Every little while lurid lights flame up, turning the eyes of the nurses and doctors with pitiful, or gratified, comprehension toward the blaze. ..."

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