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Synonyms for flare up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outburst, burst, flare-up(verb)

    a sudden intense happening

    "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"

    outburst, fusillade, volley, flare-up, fit, gush, tumultuous disturbance, blowup, explosion, effusion, salvo, ebullition, burst

  2. flare up(verb)

    ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down

    "the fire flared up and died down once again"

    irrupt, erupt, flare, break open, burst out

  3. erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out(verb)

    erupt or intensify suddenly

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

    come out, intrude, catch fire, ignite, blaze up, break through, extravasate, belch, burn up, flare out, flare, break open, break, burst, break out, combust, irrupt, erupt, flame, burst out, flame up, split, explode, conflagrate, push through, recrudesce, take fire, pop out

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flare up

    fly into a passion, get angry, get mad, fire up, lose one's temper, boil over with rage

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How to use flare up in a sentence?

  1. Homer:

    We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth.

  2. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Proper management has ensured that there will not be a mass conflagration in the name of religious war, including a flare-up in terms of missiles from Gaza and Lebanon.

  3. Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson:

    They thought that they could treat it and that he would be okay, he came back and tried for a little bit, and then it would flare up, and he would have to be out again. I know it was frustrating, really frustrating for him, and scary for him.

  4. John Kinsey:

    China's hurting all these commodities and if there's more of a flare up there it will be reflected in our market because it's so heavily commodity-weighted.

  5. Sid Blumenthal:

    Jane Mayer’s piece details the many moving and uncontrolled parts of the torture debate, which has become chronic and will flare up again and again, the ‘distraction’ will not go away. I would avoid ever being drawn into commenting on any aspect.

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