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flare

verb [I]
 
 
/fleər/ ( also flare up)
START If something bad such as anger or pain flares or flares up, it suddenly starts or gets worse: Violence flared up between football fans yesterday.Starting and beginningStarting again
BURN to suddenly burn brightly, usually for a short time: The rocket flared in the sky and disappeared into space.Burning, burnt and on fire
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