rise1 [ raız ] (past tense rose [ rouz ] ; past participle ris|en [ `rızn ] ) verb intransitive ***
▸ 1 move upward
▸ 2 increase
▸ 3 achieve success/power
▸ 4 stand up
▸ 5 be tall/high
▸ 6 fight against government
▸ 7 become red
1. ) rise or rise up to move upward or to a higher position:
The aircraft rose slowly into the air.
rise from: A column of thick black smoke could be seen rising from the town.
a ) if the sun, moon, or a star rises, it seems to move higher in the sky:
As the sun rose in the sky the temperature climbed.
b ) if land rises, it slopes upward and becomes higher:
They were heading westward to where the land rose more steeply.
c ) if your voice rises, it gets higher, often because of a strong feeling
d ) if the hairs on a part of your body rise, they start to move upward because you are very frightened:
Duncan felt the hairs rise on the back of his neck.
e ) to come up through the surface of the earth or water:
The Danube rises in the Black Forest.
2. ) to increase in size, amount, quality, or strength:
Salaries will continue to rise in line with inflation.
Rising unemployment is our biggest problem.
Temperatures will rise steadily toward the end of the week.
rise in price/value: Gas rose in price as the war continued.
rise and fall: Interest rates rise and fall according to the health of the economy.
rising tide of something (=increasing amount of something): The police do not have enough officers to fight the rising tide of street crime.
a ) if a sea, lake, or other area of water rises, or if the TIDE rises, the amount of water in it increases and its level goes up:
The river rose and burst its banks.
How many feet does the tide rise at this dock?
b ) if a wind rises, it starts to become stronger
c ) if a feeling or emotion rises, it becomes stronger:
Stephen felt tenderness rising up in him.
tensions rise: Tensions are rising again on the world's most heavily armed border.
someone's spirits rise (=they start to feel happier): Her spirits rose considerably at the thought of seeing him again.
d ) if something such as bread or a cake rises, it increases in size and height when it is cooked or when YEAST is added
e ) if a sound rises, you can start to hear it or it gets louder:
No sound of any kind rose from the hot deserted streets.
3. ) to achieve success, power, or a higher status:
rise from: Martha had risen from humble origins to immense wealth.
rise to: During the war years he had risen to the rank of major.
rise to prominence/fame/power: He rose to national prominence as a leader of the miners' union.
rise to the top (=achieve the highest position): She was utterly determined to rise to the top in her chosen profession.
a ) rise from/through the ranks to start in a junior rank or position in an organization and gradually reach a high rank or position:
He rose through the ranks to command the entire navy.
4. ) rise or rise up FORMAL to stand from a sitting, KNEELING, or lying position:
He rose up and went to the window.
rise from a table/desk (=from a seat at it): Edward finished his meal quickly and rose from the table.
rise to your feet: Pushing back her chair she rose to her feet.
a ) all rise SPOKEN FORMAL used for telling people in a law court to stand up when the judge enters or leaves
b ) FORMAL to get out of bed in the morning:
The next morning Benjamin rose early.
rise and shine (=get out of bed and start the day): Rise and shine, folks! It's time to get to work.
c ) if something such as a law court or committee rises, it stops working at the end of the day or for a period of time: ADJOURN
5. ) rise or rise up if a building or natural feature rises or rises up somewhere, it is tall or high and can be seen clearly:
rise above: Gray mountains rose above the lakes.
The dark tower of the church rose above the bare trees.
6. ) rise or rise up to start to protest and fight against a government or leader: REBEL, REVOLT:
rise against: Eventually the people rose against the oppressive regime.
7. ) if your color rises, your face becomes red because you are embarrassed or ashamed
rise from the ashes
to start to exist again:
He hopes to see a new reformed party rise from the ashes of the old one.
rise from the dead/grave
to become alive again after being dead:
Christians believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
rise to the bait
to react to something in the way that someone wants you to, especially by becoming angry:
I was too tired to rise to the bait so I said nothing.
rise to the challenge/occasion
to deal successfully with a problem or situation that is especially difficult:
It's not an easy task, but I'm sure John will rise to the challenge.
,rise a`bove phrasal verb transitive rise above something
1. ) to deal well with a difficult or unpleasant situation:
Cara did her best to rise above the shocking news.
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. ) to be better than other things of the same type:
This book clearly rises above the thousands of its competitors.
,rise `up phrasal verb intransitive
1. ) same as RISE1 1:
The crows rose up in alarm at the sound of the shotgun.
2. ) same as RISE1 4:
The choir rose up together and began to sing.
3. ) same as RISE1 5:
lush green hillsides rising up ahead of us
4. ) same as RISE1 6:
The peasants rose up in revolt against the landowner.
rise 2 [ raız ] noun ***
1. ) count 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.
a ) BRITISH a RAISE in pay
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. ) 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.
a ) count a piece of land that slopes upward:
He saw a car coming over the top of the rise.
get a rise out of someone INFORMAL
to make someone react angrily by saying something that will annoy them
give rise to something
to make something happen or begin, especially something unpleasant or unexpected:
Delays could give rise to further problems.
The remark about an election inevitably gave rise to widespread speculation.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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