flare up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v flare up erupt or intensify suddenly "Unrest erupted in the country","Tempers flared at the meeting","The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
    • v flare up ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down "the fire flared up and died down once again"
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Usage

In literature:

Sammy's temper flared up right away.
"The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum" by Thornton W. Burgess
It was not an expression of open, hot anger, which flares up, passes, and is forgotten like the fury of a summer storm.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
At the sight, all the wrath and indignation in Paul's indomitable nature flared up.
"The Forest Runners" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The rash act occasioned a momentary flare up, but did not impede the action of the machinery.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, October 9, 1841" by Various
He forgot to light his pipe and sat motionless, holding the burning match till it flared up at the end and scorched his fingers.
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The candle flared up wildly.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
The fire cast up its red flare spasmodically, licked at the last of the dead branches which, rolling apart, burned out upon the rock floor.
"The Bells of San Juan" by Jackson Gregory
We had a kind of a flare-up this afternoon.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
With a little flare of spirit Juanita looked up.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
Wright flared up, yet he was eagerly curious.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
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In poetry:

Here the gods' Twilight
Gathers, earth-gulfing;
Blackness of battle,
Fierce till the Old World
Flare up in fire.
"The Voyage To Vinland: Bioern's Beckoners" by James Russell Lowell
Sudden, intolerable;
Nor light of mad eyes gleaming up from hell....
Come not again, wild light! Shine not again,
Hill-flare of pain!
"Comfortable Light" by John Freeman
Up to the House of Mammon, from dawn to sister dawn,
Called by remembered voices the sons of men are drawn;
By noon the dust goes skyward, by night the torches flare,
On veining roads that mingle—and you and I are there.
"The Common Cult" by George Sterling
Who with wine in him fears? who thinks of his
cares?
Who sighs to be wise, when wine in him flares?
Water sinks down below, in currents full slow;
But wine mounts on high with its genial glow:--
Welling up, till the brain overflow!
"Invocation" by Herman Melville
"It waves from the mist looming up like a wall
On each side as we peer
To catch signals at clear;
It flares from the head-light that swims like a ball
Of wan, dim light, or the eye of a ghost,
With its shadowy form in the darkness lost.
"Bob Cruikshanks" by Alexander Anderson
They balance upon arched insteps like springing bridges of crimson lacquer;
they swing up over curved heels like whirling tanagers sucked
in a wind-pocket; they flatten out, heelless, like July ponds,
flared and burnished by red rockets.
"Towns in Colour" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Israel-Gaza flare -up complicates US relationship with Egypt.
Israel airstrike, Hamas rockets, most serious Gaza flare-up in months.
Christie's anger issues continue to flare up.
Korea Hold 1st Ministerial Meeting Since Territorial Dispute Flare-Up .
Japan, South Korea hold 1st Ministerial Talks In A Month Since Flare-Up of Dispute.
Tensions flare up between China and Japan over disputed islands.
This helps also quench flame flare-ups on the grill .
Firefighters continue to battle spot fires that are flaring up inside St Raphael Cathedral in downtown Madison.
Long running minority opposition to accepting federal money to build more bicycle trails in McLean County has flared up again.
Stephanie Dumm/News MessengerThis flare-up happened during the overhaul process, which Lincoln Fire Chief Dave Whitt said was?the search for hidden and remaining fire.
Suspected communist rebels kill 4 soldiers in Philippines in latest flare-up of insurgency .
Her interior design company, Kelley Interior Design , prides itself on brightening up any space with a fun, yet classic, flare.
These insects flare up every three years or so and when they do, they can be a real nuisance.
There are few things more depressing in covering politics than the explosions of false umbrage that seem to flare up with increasing frequency.
NEW YORK—Stocks are slipping on Wall Street after more tensions flared up in federal budget talks in Washington.
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In science:

Flare Energy Build-up in a Decaying Active Region Near a Coronal Hole.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
Flaring up: Radio Diagnostics of the Kinematic, Hydrodynamic and Environmental Properties of GRBs.
The Radio Afterglows of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Magnetic fields that penetrate the solar surface bring fast-moving, less-sorted, heavy ions (elements & isotopes) up from the interior of the Sun as the so lar energet ic particles (SEP) observed in vio lent solar flares and erupt ions [8, 9].
Plasma Diffuser Sorts Light Atoms to Solar Surface
During flares, solar X-rays light up the sunlit side of the Earth by Thomson scattering, as well as by fluorescence of atmospheric Ar to produce characteristic X-rays at 3 keV, which can be observed by the PIXIE camera.
X-rays from solar system objects
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