tempers flare

Definition of tempers flare

  1. :  people become angry Tempers flared and a fight broke out.

Word by Word Definitions

temperplay tempers
  1. :  heat of mind or emotion :  proneness to anger :  passion

    :  calmness of mind :  composure

    :  state of feeling or frame of mind at a particular time usually dominated by a single strong emotion

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

    :  to anneal or toughen (glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling

    :  to harden (a material, such as steel) by reheating and cooling in oil

  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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to criticize severely

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