rise (up) in revolt

Definition of rise (up) in revolt

:to fight against a ruler or government
  • The people rose (up) in revolt (against the king).

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

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

revolt play
  1. : to renounce allegiance or subjection (as to a government) : rebel

  2. : to experience disgust or shock

  3. : to turn away with disgust

  1. : a renouncing of allegiance (as to a government or party)

  2. : a movement or expression of vigorous dissent


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