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

Related dictionary definitions

  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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