one's temper flares

Definition of one's temper flares

  1. —used to say that someone gets angry Her temper flares at the slightest criticism. Tempers flared during the debate.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to dilute, qualify, or soften by the addition or influence of something else :  moderate

    :  to exercise control over :  govern, restrain

    :  to cause to be well disposed :  mollify

  1. :  a suitable proportion or balance of qualities :  a middle state between extremes :  mean, medium

    :  character, quality

    :  characteristic tone :  trend

flareplay flares
  1. :  a fire or blaze of light used especially to signal, illuminate, or attract attention

    :  a device or composition used to produce such a flare

    :  an unsteady glaring light

  1. :  to burn with an unsteady flame

    :  to stream in the wind

    :  to shine with a sudden light

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