rise above

rise above
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "rise above":
present tense I/you/we/they rise above he/she/it rises above present participle rising above past tense rose above past participle risen above
1)
a) rise above something to deal well with a difficult or unpleasant situation

Cara did her best to rise above the shocking news.

b) to be morally good enough not to do something bad, especially something that most other people do

He was able to rise above the prejudices of his generation.

2) rise above something to be better than other things of the same type

This book clearly rises above the thousands of its competitors.


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