flare (up)


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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to become very angry
  • naturally I flared up when he insulted me

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2 to develop suddenly and violently
  • my allergies always flare up in the spring

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Synonyms & Antonyms of flare-up (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity
  • took medication to prevent a flare-up of her asthma

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2 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling
  • there's no need for an angry flare-up, as we'll take care of the problem immediately

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The first known use of flare (up) was in 1839

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“Flare (up).” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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