a sudden flaring up of flame or light.
a sudden outburst or intensification, as of anger or tensions.
a sudden outbreak of violence, disease, or any other condition thought to be quelled, checked, or inactive.
[flair] /flɛər/ verb (used without object), flared, flaring. 1. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame, as a torch or candle in the wind. 2. to blaze with a sudden burst of flame (often followed by up): The fire flared up as the paper caught. 3. to start up or burst out in sudden, fierce […]
[flair-ing] /ˈflɛər ɪŋ/ adjective 1. blazing; flaming. 2. glaringly bright or showy. 3. spreading gradually outward in form: a flaring skirt. [flair] /flɛər/ verb (used without object), flared, flaring. 1. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame, as a torch or candle in the wind. 2. to blaze with a sudden burst of flame (often […]
- Flame on
messaging, jargon To begin or continue to flame. The punning reference to Marvel Comics’s Human Torch is no longer widely recognised. The phrase “flame on” may actually precede the flame, in which case “flame off” will follow it. See rave, burble. [Jargon File] (1996-10-29)
/flarp/ [Rutgers University] Yet another metasyntactic variable (see foo). Among those who use it, it is associated with a legend that any program not containing the word “flarp” somewhere will not work. The legend is discreetly silent on the reliability of programs which *do* contain the magic word. [Jargon File]