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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflare-upˈflare-up noun [countable]  1 ANGRYa situation in which someone suddenly becomes angry or violent Apart from one or two flare-ups the match went fairly smoothly.2 WORSEa situation in which someone suddenly has problems because of a disease or illness after not having any problems for a long time a flare-up of her arthritis
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flare-upShe's following a low-fat diet, and hasn't had a flare-up in months.When Labour returned to opposition after 1951, there was a flare-up inside the party.In instances where a flare-up of the disease later attenuated earlier cosmetic benefits, patients became skeptical of surgery.a flare-up in the dispute between Armenians and AzerbaijanisThey may move joints manually through the safe range of motion during acute flare-ups of arthritis.I have had chronic low-back pain, with occasional flare-ups of worse pain, for at least five years.
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