Definition of Flare up

1. Verb. Ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down. "The fire flared up and died down once again"

Generic synonyms: Ignite, Light
Specialized synonyms: Inflame, Kindle



2. Verb. Erupt or intensify suddenly. "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
Exact synonyms: Break Open, Burst Out, Erupt, Flare, Irrupt
Generic synonyms: Deepen, Intensify
Derivative terms: Eruption, Flare-up, Irruption

Definition of Flare up

1. Verb. (intransitive) To burn brightly again. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become more intense suddenly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flare Up

flappings
flappity
flappy
flaps
flapt
flare
flare-up
flare-ups
flare angel
flare gun
flare out
flare path
flare star
flare streaming
flare up (current term)
flare up at
flareback
flarebacks
flared
flared teeth
flarepath
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flarier
flariest
flarimeter
flaring
flaringly

Literary usage of Flare up

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1. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"A 'Flare-up' with His Excellency. THE Comanches having all disappeared, we resumed our march, and soon emerged into an open plain or mesa which was one of ..."

2. The Emigrant by Francis Bond Head (1852)
"THE FLARE-UP. As soon as Mr. McKenzie, Dr. Buncombe, Mr. Robert Baldwin, Mr. Speaker Bidwell, Dr. John* Rolph, and other nameless demagogues found that ..."

3. A Run Through the United States, During the Autumn of 1840 by Archibald Montgomery Maxwell (1841)
"... of regard for the old Land— Sir John Harvey and Mr. Quincy Adams — Flare-up in the Astor House Arena — Kentuckian Politeness and Brotherly Affection. ..."

4. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions by Charles Mackay (1850)
"This phrase was " flare up !" and it is, even now, a colloquialism in common use. It took its rise in the time of the Reform riots, when Bristol was nearly ..."

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