flare collocations and examples

 UK /fleə(r)/

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when fighting, disagreements etc get worse or more violent

Nouns frequently used as the subject of flare
trouble/fighting: conflict, tension, trouble, violenceFive years later he was forced to flee the country on horseback when trouble flared between the rebels and the government.disagreements: dispute, rowFresh rows flared up in the countdown to the talks.anger: anger, temperJohn felt his temper flare once again.

Usage note

In all these meanings, you can use flare up in the same way as flare: Since the end of the war, tensions have flared up periodically.

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