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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.

    1. a.
      to be morally good enough not to do something bad, especially something that most other people do

      He was able to rise above the prejudices of his generation.

  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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