Definition of flare up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

flare up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Anger
 
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1(of flames, a fire, etc.) to suddenly start burning more brightly He put more logs on the fire and watched it flare up again. related noun flare-up (3)
  2. 2(of a person) to suddenly become angry She flares up at the slightest provocation. related noun flare-up (1) See related entries: Anger
  3. 3(of an illness, injury, etc.) to suddenly start again or become worse His eczema has flared up again.
  4. related noun flare-up (2)
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