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I UK [raɪz] / US verb [intransitive]
Word forms "rise":
present tense I/you/we/they rise he/she/it rises present participle rising past tense rose UK [rəʊz] / US [roʊz] past participle risen UK [ˈrɪz(ə)n] / US
1) rise or rise up to move upwards 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 upwards and becomes higher

They were heading westwards 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 upwards 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

Bubbles rise to the surface of the liquid.

a) 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.

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.

3) 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 towards the end of the week.

rise in price/value:

Even motor fuel 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 wind rises, it starts to become stronger
b) 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?

c) if a feeling or emotion rises, it becomes stronger

Stephen felt tenderness rising up in him.

someone's spirits rise (= they start to feel happier):

Her spirits rose considerably at the thought of seeing him again.

tensions rise:

Tensions are rising again on the world's most heavily armed border.

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.

Adverbs frequently used with rise
▪  dramatically, markedly, rapidly, sharply, significantly, steeply, substantially, swiftly
4) 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.

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:

Grey 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
rise against:

Eventually the people rose against the oppressive regime.

7) 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
8) if your colour rises, your face becomes red because you are embarrassed or ashamed

rise from the dead/grave — to become alive again after being dead

Christians believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

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.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [raɪz] / US noun
Word forms "rise":
singular rise plural rises
a) [countable] 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.

on the rise (= increasing):

Serious crime is once again on the rise.

rise and fall:

Traders make money by speculating on the rise and fall of share prices.

b) British an increase in pay

Car workers have been awarded a rise of 5%.

I'm going to ask for a rise next week.

Adjectives frequently used with rise
▪  dramatic, rapid, sharp, significant, spectacular, steep, substantial, sudden
2) [singular] an increase in the power or influence of someone or something
rise of:

the rise of militant nationalism in the 1930s

rise to prominence/power:

His rise to prominence in sport dates from the early 1950s.

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 managing director

a) [singular] an upward movement

He stood backstage, nervously awaiting the rise of the curtain.

the rise and fall of something:

She could see the rise and fall of his chest as he breathed.

b) [countable] a piece of land that slopes upwards

He saw a car coming over the top of the rise.

get/take a rise out of someoneinformal to make someone react angrily by saying something that will annoy them

Ignore him, he's just trying to get a rise out of you.

English dictionary. 2014.

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