rise above

Definition of rise above

  1. 1 :  to not allow oneself to be hurt or controlled by (something bad or harmful) It's time to rise above petty bickering/politics.

  2. 2 :  to be or become better than (something) The quality of the food never rises above average.

Word by Word Definitions

riseplay
  1. :  to assume an upright position especially from lying, kneeling, or sitting

    :  to get up from sleep or from one's bed

    :  to return from death

  1. :  a spot higher than surrounding ground :  hilltop

    :  an upward slope

    :  an act of rising or a state of being risen: such as

aboveplay
  1. :  in the sky :  overhead

    :  in or to heaven

    :  in or to a higher place

  1. :  in or to a higher place than :  over

    :  upriver of

    :  superior to (as in rank, quality, or degree)

  1. :  something that is above

    :  a person whose name is written above

    :  a higher authority

  1. :  written or discussed higher on the same page or on a preceding page


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