• (noun): A sudden outbreak of flame or light: a flare-up of the embers.
  • (noun): An outburst or eruption: a flare-up of anger.
  • (noun): A recurrence or an intensification: a flare-up of rheumatism.

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  • (noun): a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"

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  • The episode is the latest flare-up of tension between the companies over issues including Yahoo's unwillingness to sell back its stake to Alibaba Group and Yahoo's frustration over the management of its brand in China.

  • The student had sought me out to ask whether, as the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature, I might offer an opinion on the flare-up.

  • Another minicrisis, such as a repeat of the spring's flare-up of sovereign-debt worries in Europe, also could cause corporate bonds to suffer.

  • TOKYO — Japan, which is embroiled in a thorny territorial spat with China, may be facing the flare-up of a long-simmering dispute with another neighbor and former military foe: Russia.

  • U.S. government securities have generally tracked the price of oil since the flare-up in Libya, traders said.

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