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    flare up

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    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

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Re: flare up

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
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    flare-up (n) = a sudden violent expression, as of emotion

    flare-up (n) = the re-occurrence of an infection or an armed conflict

    flare up (v) = to become suddenly angry

    Thanks for your efforts.
    The exact words {n} A sudden violent expression, as of emotion appear here: 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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