Definition of uprising
: an act or instance of rising up; especially : a usually localized act of popular violence in defiance usually of an established government
Examples of uprising in a sentence
The government quickly put down the uprising.
<the uprising was quickly and brutally suppressed>
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UPRISING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uprising for English Language Learners
: a usually violent effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country
UPRISING Defined for Kids
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