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English verb: flare up

1. flare up (weather) ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down

SamplesThe fire flared up and died down once again.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)ignite, light

Narrower (hyponym)inflame, kindle

2. flare up (change) erupt or intensify suddenly

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

Synonymsbreak open, burst out, erupt, flare, irrupt

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)deepen, intensify

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