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Meaning of uprise

up•rise

Pronunciation: (v.up-rīz'n.up'rīz&sec), [key]
— v., n. -rose, -ris•en, -ris•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to rise up; get up, as from a lying or sitting posture.
  2. to rise into view: As we approached the city, the spires of tall buildings uprose as if to greet us.
  3. to rise in revolt.
  4. to come into existence or prominence: Many calamities uprose to plague the people during the war.
  5. to move upward; mount up; ascend.
  6. to come above the horizon.
  7. to slope upward: The land uprises from the river to the hills.
  8. to swell or grow, as a sound: A blare of trumpets uprose to salute the king.
—n.
  1. an act of rising up.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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