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verb
  1. 1

    rise

    or

    rise up

    to move upward or to a higher position

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    1. a.
      if the sun, moon, or a star rises, it seems to move higher in the sky

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    2. b.
      if land rises, it slopes upward and becomes higher

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    3. c.
      if your voice rises, it gets higher, often because of a strong feeling

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    4. d.
      if the hairs on a part of your body rise, they start to move upward because you are very frightened

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    5. e.
      to come up through the surface of the earth or water

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  2. 2
    to increase in size, amount, quality, or strength

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    1. a.
    2. b.
      if a wind rises, it starts to become stronger

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    3. c.
      if a feeling or emotion rises, it becomes stronger

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    4. e.
      if a sound rises, you can start to hear it or it gets louder

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  3. 4

    rise

    or

    rise up

    formal to stand from a sitting, kneeling, or lying position

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    1. a.
      formal to get out of bed in the morning

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  4. 6

    rise

    or

    rise up

    to start to protest and fight against a government or leader

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