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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyrise above
he/she/itrises above
present participlerising above
past tenserose above
past participlerisen above
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  1. 1
    rise above something to deal well with a difficult or unpleasant situation
    Cara did her best to rise above the shocking news.
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  2. 2
    rise above something to be better than other things of the same type
    This book clearly rises above the thousands of its competitors.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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