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flare-upnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfleərˌʌp/
a sudden increase in or occasion of something such as an illness, violence, or an expression of emotion: a flare-up of arthritis There were flare-ups of anger during the long meetings.
Translations of “flare-up”
in Chinese (Traditional) (暴力、疼痛或憤怒)爆發,突發,加劇…
in Chinese (Simplified) (暴力、疼痛或愤怒)爆发,突发,加剧…
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