- A random or sudden outburst (of activity).
- Â«There, on the soft sand, a few feet away from our elders, we would sprawl all morning, in a petrified of desire, and take advantage of every blessed quirk in space and time to touch each other ... Â» - w:Vladimir Nabokov, Vladimir Nabokov, w:Lolita, Lolita, 1955
- A sudden recurrence of a disease.
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