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Definition 1: erupt or intensify suddenly - [verb of change]

Samples where flare up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Unrest erupted in the country
  • Tempers flared at the meeting
  • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism

Synonyms for flare up in the sense of this definition

(flare up is a kind of ...) become more intense

"The debate intensified" "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"

Definition 2: ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down - [verb of weather]

Samples where flare up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fire flared up and died down once again

(flare up is a kind of ...) cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

"Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter" "Light a cigarette"

(... is a kind of flare up ) catch fire

"The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles"

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