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noun rise pronunciation in American English /raɪz/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an increase in size, amount, quality, or strength
    rise in: the threat of a sudden rise in oil prices
    Experts predict a sharp rise in unemployment.
    price/rent/tax etc. rise: The proposed tax rise was not unexpected.
    rise and fall: Traders make money by speculating on the rise and fall of share prices.
    on the rise (=increasing): Serious crime is once again on the rise.
    1. a.
      British a raise in pay
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  2. 2
    [singular] an increase in the power or influence of someone or something
    rise of: the rise of militant nationalism in Europe
    rise to prominence/power: His rise to prominence was aided by his family connections.
    rise to fame/stardom: The book charts Davis’ rise to fame.
    rise to the top: Her rapid rise to the top is well deserved.
    rise and fall (=a successful period followed by an unsuccessful period): The series covers the rise and fall of the Third Reich.
    meteoric rise: her meteoric rise from office clerk to CEO
  3. 3
    [singular] an upward movement
    He stood backstage, nervously waiting for the rise of the curtain.
    the rise and fall of something: She could see the rise and fall of his chest as he breathed.
    1. a.
      [countable] a piece of land that slopes upward
      He saw a car coming over the top of the rise.



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