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A flare-up usually took place on a Saturday night when the men enjoyed themselves after a week of tension and hard work.
flare-up (n) = a sudden violent expression, as of emotion
He had a flare-up of his arthritis.
There was a bad flare-up of hostilities in some countries.
flare-up (n) = the re-occurrence of an infection or an armed conflict
Her complexion had flared up.
Mary's temper flared up.
And don't speak to me like that!' she flared up.
flare up (v) = to become suddenly angry
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flare-up: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com
The exact words The reoccurrence of an infection or an armed conflict and To become suddenly angry appear here: flare up.
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