Definition of flare-up noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfleər ʌp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfler ʌp//
    [usually singular] Anger, Being ill
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  1. 1a sudden expression of angry or violent feeling synonym outburst a flare-up of tension between the two sides See related entries: Anger
  2. 2(of an illness) a sudden painful attack, especially after a period without any problems or pain See related entries: Being ill
  3. 3the fact of a fire suddenly starting to burn again more strongly than before a flare-up of the bushfires
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flare-up

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