Meaning of “flare-up” in the English Dictionary


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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.

(Definition of “flare-up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)