flare-up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “flare-up” in the English Dictionary

"flare-up" in British English

See all translations

flare-upnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈfleə.rʌp/  us   /ˈfler.ʌp/
a ​situation in which something such as ​violence, ​pain, or ​angersuddenlystarts or gets much ​worse: There was another flare-up ofriotinglater that ​day.
(Definition of flare-up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flare-up" in American English

See all translations

flare-upnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfleərˌʌp/
a ​suddenincrease 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 ​longmeetings.
(Definition of flare-up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flare-up”
in Chinese (Simplified) (暴力、疼痛或愤怒)爆发,突发,加剧…
in Chinese (Traditional) (暴力、疼痛或憤怒)爆發,突發,加劇…
What is the pronunciation of flare-up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “flare-up”

Word of the Day


to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More