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rise /raz/ v. rose /roz/, risen /rzn/, rising, rises 1 [I] to move upwards: The sun rises in the morning. 2 [I] to stretch or extend upwards from the ground toward the sky: In New York City, the buildings rise from the sidewalks into the sky. 3 [I] to wake, get up: I rise early every morning. 4 [I] to stand up from a seat: The news reporters rose when the president walked into the room. 5 [I] to reach a higher level: Prices are rising.||The temperature rises every afternoon. 6 [I] to become louder or stronger: When mothers voice rises, we know we are in trouble. 7 [I] (of bread) to become larger as yeast works: The bread must rise for one hour. 8 phrasal v. insep. [T] to rise above s.t.: a. to become higher than s.t. else: The balloon rose above the trees and disappeared. b. to do well even though one had problems or difficulties: She rose above the difficulty of being deaf to become an excellent teacher. 9 to rise to an occasion: to do s.t. better than usual when faced with a difficult or important problem: I am sure he will rise to the occasion. 10 phrasal v. insep. [I] to rise up against s.o. or s.t.: to fight against a government or other power, (syns.) to protest, rebel: The workers rose up against unfair working hours.
n. 1 an elevation, raised piece of land: We walked up on the rise, and we could see for many miles. 2 to get a rise out of s.o.: to try to anger s.o., say things to upset s.o.: He bothers his wife about doing housework until he gets a rise out of her. 3 to give rise to: to cause, bring about: Her strange behavior gave rise to rumors that she was crazy.