Definition of Flare-up

1. Noun. A sudden intense happening. "A burst of lightning"

Exact synonyms: Burst, Outburst
Generic synonyms: Happening, Natural Event, Occurrence, Occurrent
Specialized synonyms: Salvo, Rush
Derivative terms: Flare Up



Definition of Flare-up

1. Noun. A sudden outbreak, outburst or eruption (originally of flame, but now used more generally of any violent activity) ¹

2. Noun. A sudden intensification in activity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flare-up

flappergasts
flappers
flappet
flappets
flappier
flappiest
flapping
flapping tremor
flappingly
flappings
flappity
flappy
flaps
flapt
flare
flare-up (current term)
flare-ups
flare angel
flare gun
flare out
flare path
flare star
flare streaming
flare up
flare up at
flareback
flarebacks
flared
flared teeth

Literary usage of Flare-up

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1. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"A 'flare-up' with His Excellency. THE Comanches having all disappeared, we resumed our march, and soon emerged into an open plain or mesa which was one of ..."

2. The Emigrant by Francis Bond Head (1852)
"THE flare-up. As soon as Mr. McKenzie, Dr. Buncombe, Mr. Robert Baldwin, Mr. Speaker Bidwell, Dr. John* Rolph, and other nameless demagogues found that ..."

3. A Run Through the United States, During the Autumn of 1840 by Archibald Montgomery Maxwell (1841)
"... of regard for the old Land— Sir John Harvey and Mr. Quincy Adams — flare-up in the Astor House Arena — Kentuckian Politeness and Brotherly Affection. ..."

4. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions by Charles Mackay (1850)
"This phrase was " Flare up !" and it is, even now, a colloquialism in common use. It took its rise in the time of the Reform riots, when Bristol was nearly ..."

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