flare-up flare-up

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sudden intense happening

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  1. If only Mars had not been in Leo in the eighth house, suggested Monica at Astrology Mundo, who had predicted a flare-up of teen sex around the summer solstice.
  2. The recent flare-up in Ambon and the violence in Central Sulawesi are the most obvious indications that relations between Muslims and Christians remain fragile.

News

  1. Cano upset by A's suspicion of sign stealing

    Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was involved in a minor flare-up in the 13th inning of New York's 3-2 loss to the Athletics in 18 innings on Thursday when he was accused of stealing signs.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

  2. Feds accuse Jeremy Johnson’s wife of doing his dirty work

    Feds accuse Jeremy Johnson’s wife of doing his dirty work by Tom Harvey The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 13, 2013 09:59PM MDT Tempers flared in a federal courtroom Thursday over allegations that St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson — perhaps through his wife — was continuing to disparage prosecutors on websites despite a gag order. The flare-up came toward the end of what was a largely ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  3. Mayo Clinic: Big Toe Isn't Biggest Culprit in Gout Flare-Ups; Other Joints Tied to Higher Risk

    The painful rheumatic condition gout is often associated with the big toe, but it turns out that patients at highest risk of further flare-ups are those whose gout first involved other joints, such as a knee or elbow, Mayo Clinic has found.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mayo Clinic

Quotes

  • There has been a small "political flare-up because I said something that everybody knows is true, which is that there are a whole bunch of folks in small towns in Pennsylvania, in towns right here in Indiana, in my hometown in Illinois, who are...
    on Apr 13, 2006 By: Barack Obama Source: 940 News

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