flare up

[flare up] {v.} 1. To burn brightly for a short time especiallyafter having died down.

The fire flared up again and then died.

2.To become suddenly angry.

The mayor flared up at the reporter'sremark.

The mother flared up at her children.

3. To begin againsuddenly, especially for a short time after a quiet time.

Mr.Gray's arthritis flared up sometimes.

Even after they hadconquered the country, revolts sometimes flared up.