2. To burst out suddenly in anger, violence, etc.: Many people flare up when a child's abuse is revealed.
2. The taking of a person's possessions by the use of force or an authority: The new government taxes seemed to be like a flayer of the peoples' earnings.
3. The act of harshly blaming or severely criticizing: The husband received a flayer from his wife when she found out where he had been that night.
Reginald, the newspaper writer, had a flair for words when he was writing about corrupt government officials.
He appeared to be a flayer of the reputations of politicians and, as a result, the response of his targeted victims was to flare up in angry indignation.