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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyrise up
he/she/itrises up
present participlerising up
past tenserose up
past participlerisen up

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  1. 1
    same as rise1 (sense 1)
    The crows rose up in alarm at the sound of the shotgun.
  2. 2
    same as rise1 (sense 2)
    The choir rose up together and began to sing.
  3. 3
    same as rise1 (sense 5)
    lush green hillsides rising up ahead of us
  4. 4
    same as rise1 (sense 6)
    The peasants rose up in revolt against the landowner.
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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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