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    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #1

    Question To flare around

    Hello,

    It's me again with another tricky question.

    "It is not the first time debate has flared around questions of how thoroughly the LAPD looks into profiling allegations. "

    How can I explain the image behind flare around in English?

    I hope you can help here as well =)

    Best regards,
    startrip


    • Join Date: Apr 2008
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    #2

    Re: To flare around

    =Started like a fire built up of dry wood.


    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #3

    Re: To flare around

    Eh, I'm not sure whether I got your description. Could you elaborate it a bit more? So the debate is fueling the fire?


    • Join Date: Apr 2008
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    #4

    Re: To flare around

    The debate has started like a fire built up of dry wood.


    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #5

    Re: To flare around

    yes, I understand that. But that's not a phrase google accpets, for example. I don't seem to get your point with the "fire built up on dry wood". Sorry Do you mean that the debate started as fast as a fire kindling dry wood?


    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    #6
    'flare around" is not some phrasal verb, like "flare up".
    Debate has flared in parliament around questions of how thoroughly...
    Debate flared concerning police brutality.
    Their debate centered around the issue of police brutality.

    Think of 'aufflammen' and 'ausbrechen'


    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #7

    Re: To flare around

    Thank you; I think I get your point =)

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