flare up

Definitions of flare up
  1. verb
    ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down
    “the fire flared up and died down once again”
    see moresee less
    inflame, kindle
    catch fire
    type of:
    ignite, light
    cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
  2. verb
    erupt or intensify suddenly
    synonyms: break open, burst out, erupt, flare, irrupt
    see moresee less
    type of:
    deepen, intensify
    become more intense
Word Family