rise to the challenge

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rise to the challenge

: to perform so as to succeed
  • The coach is confident that you will rise to the challenge.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : to return from death

  1. : a spot higher than surrounding ground : hilltop

  2. : an upward slope

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

challenge play
  1. : to dispute especially as being unjust, invalid, or outmoded : impugn

  2. : to confront or defy boldly : dare

  3. : to call out to duel or combat

  1. : a stimulating task or problem

  2. : a calling to account or into question : protest

  3. : an exception taken to a juror before the juror is sworn


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