Definition of rise in English:



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  • 1Move from a lower position to a higher one; come or go up.

    ‘the tiny aircraft rose from the ground’
    • ‘Thin mist was rising into the air every time she panted.’
    • ‘A flock of birds rose from the green mist and took to the air.’
    • ‘Small flames were beginning to rise, and she moved in towards the fire.’
    • ‘She turned, and saw just a stream of bubbles rising where he had been.’
    • ‘The breakfast hall floor has large slabs of Devon stone, sections of which had risen up because of water damage.’
    • ‘She didn't see the mist starting to rise from the ground.’
    • ‘Mists rose silently in sheets from the dewy ground before them, adding to the fog that already hung in blankets around the trekking army.’
    • ‘His brows rose, and he moved to touch my leg, but I slapped him.’
    • ‘The ship had risen off of the ground now and was moving forward, out of the hangar.’
    • ‘Then the vehicle suddenly moved and began to rise vertically.’
    • ‘A plume of black and grey smoke was slowly rising into the air.’
    • ‘The mist started rise higher into the sky and the surroundings became clearer.’
    • ‘A faint curl of smoke rose at his feet, the remains of the fire that had died down late into the night.’
    • ‘Apart from the occasional hissing jet of steam rising up into the morning air and smoke and flame from several burning vehicles, the world was completely still.’
    • ‘The dogs which but a short while ago had been barking and howling were silent, and a thick, damp mist was rising up from the hollow.’
    • ‘Your hands continue to rise, now tracing my hairline.’
    • ‘Here is just an endless succession of long boring tasks, and then there's the heat and the clouds of flies that rise from the river and make everything twice as hard.’
    • ‘He saw a great cloud of black smoke rising up into the morning air.’
    • ‘He was still tensed, ready to move, his chest rising and falling with each breath.’
    1. 1.1 (of the sun, moon, or another celestial body) appear above the horizon.
      ‘the sun had just risen’
      • ‘The sun had just risen above the mountains, and the trees swayed in the gentle breeze.’
      • ‘Her eyes watched the stars dance as the full moon rose over the horizon.’
      • ‘Here, or further along the coast when on his way by ship from Lima to Panama, Masefield might have seen the sun rising over the mountains.’
      • ‘The hot sun had risen, and the sand was burning his body.’
      • ‘She looked out of her window to see the sun rising.’
      • ‘They woke early in the morning when the sun had not risen above the mountains, and the moon was still visible.’
      • ‘On the third day Amanda woke as the sun was rising.’
      • ‘The sun had finally risen above the horizon, lighting up her path.’
      • ‘She stepped out of the tower, just as the sun was rising.’
      • ‘The full moon rose just after the sun went down, its shimmering reflection laying a carpet for me to sail on.’
      • ‘The sky began to darken even as the sun was rising.’
      • ‘The moon was rising and the sun setting when she first glimpsed what she assumed was the oasis.’
      • ‘The sun had risen above the horizon, and threw a faint light over the mountains.’
      • ‘By the time we were done talking, the sun was rising.’
      • ‘The sun was rising and the clouds looked beautiful.’
      • ‘The suns rose bright over the treetops, bathing them in a soft golden glow.’
      • ‘If the whole population was wiped out by Asian bird flu tomorrow, the sun would still rise; it is part of the external physical world.’
      • ‘As I nestle into my bedroll and blanket, I gaze up at the sky and see that a couple of stars have come out and also a gibbous moon has risen in the north.’
      • ‘We reached the beach just as the sun was rising over the horizon in the east.’
      • ‘A waxing crescent moon rose in the eastern sky over the sleeping village.’
      move up, move upwards, come up, go up, make its way up, make one's way up, arise, ascend, climb, climb up, mount, soar
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    2. 1.2 (of a fish) come to the surface of water.
      ‘a fish rose and was hooked and landed’
      • ‘It is still too early, I think in mock amusement, the fish haven't risen yet.’
      • ‘Like the shark rising from the briny deep, the challenges of change management have risen to the surface.’
      come to the surface, come to the top, come up
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    3. 1.3 Reach a higher position in society or one's profession.
      ‘the officer was a man of great courage who had risen from the ranks’
      • ‘This will leave technical staff unable to rise beyond a certain position in their company unless they get a business degree.’
      • ‘Allan is clearly a spineless kind of fellow - a philanthropic friend to the poor but lacking drive and the ability to rise in his profession.’
      • ‘Despite resistance at grass roots level, Blair rose within the Labour Party and by the end of the 1980s he was viewed as a future leader of the party.’
      • ‘I have not risen to this position through blind luck.’
      • ‘During more than 20 years in the profession, he had risen to the post of deputy head at a school in the north of England and was happy with his workload and responsibilities.’
      • ‘He will rise in society and throw off his base origins.’
      • ‘They would be looked down upon by others who rose in the society to be successful individuals.’
      • ‘He rose rapidly through the administrative ranks of the Third Republic.’
      • ‘Women have also risen to senior levels in the civil service but have so far failed to secure a role in politics.’
      • ‘The hero rises into a position of respect and often power relative to his original community, and he always gets the girl.’
      • ‘Despite this he has risen to a position of great responsibility, and has gained the trust of the Emperor himself.’
      • ‘He had risen from a humble family to be the most powerful leader in Japan.’
      • ‘His great-grandfather had risen to the position of Inspector General of Artillery under Napoleon.’
      make progress, make headway, make strides, forge ahead, come on, climb, advance, get on, make one's way, work one's way, be promoted
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    4. 1.4rise above Succeed in not being limited or constrained by (a restrictive environment or situation)
      ‘he struggled to rise above his humble background’
      • ‘She has an air of American pragmatism that complements her relentless determination to succeed and rise above her class.’
      • ‘The pain was something he had to endure, that he had to rise above.’
      • ‘Back then, he struggled to rise above racial issues and stereotypes that suggested that a black man couldn't or shouldn't succeed in that field.’
      • ‘In its general aspect, modularity is the process whereby concretely given individuals struggle to rise above their own limits by means of a script of self-fashioning drawn from the media.’
      • ‘Too many of the jokes seem obvious and over-used, while most (if not all) of the characters struggle to rise above the cliches foisted upon them.’
      • ‘Another way the movie tries to rise above its own dry plot is to stay fairly fast-paced.’
      • ‘Nevertheless, the film rises above the small problems.’
      • ‘They almost carry the film through themselves, rising above the overly preachy, unsubtle material.’
      • ‘By no means is it an original movie, but it is a well constructed one that often rises above its stupendous flaws and contradictions.’
      • ‘Yet her spirit remained strong and, so long as she could continue her painting, Frida frequently rose above her predicament to triumph against adversity - living as colourful a life as many of her paintings.’
      • ‘Whether we long for romance, escape from poverty, or recognition of our inherent worth, we all find something in common with the girl who rose above oppression and obscurity to become a princess.’
      • ‘As such, his film may feel like a television movie at times, but it's power is such that it rises above any budget constraints.’
      survive, come through, get through, ride out, live through, pull through, come through unscathed, outlast, outlive
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    5. 1.5rise above Be superior to.
      ‘I try to rise above prejudice’
      • ‘What is the difference between revolution and murder and how can you rise above apathy in a world where there is nothing left to believe in?’
      • ‘The film also rises above the rest because it sports an above average cast.’
      • ‘Why was this bad-tempered, miserly, sleepless bachelor so capable of rising above both religious and scientific prejudices, with practical and theoretical insights that are still valuable today?’
      • ‘It rises above the hazy mist of its nostalgic premise with sharp writing, complex and unpredictable characterizations, and a dry, witty sense of humor.’
      • ‘Good writing, of course, is able to rise above literal, biographical material.’
      • ‘There are times when this doesn't rise above the level of superior student production, particularly in the awkward doubling and some of the crowd scenes.’
      • ‘Eventually this band rises above such comparisons and dismissals and takes on its own shape.’
      • ‘But too much of the album sounds overly familiar, and seldom rises above the norm.’
      • ‘He rose above that controversy while his colleagues at Cambridge University were divided into hostile camps.’
      • ‘However, it spends too much time mocking the films that it claims to be above without ever actually rising above them, and that is a disappointment.’
      • ‘His mockery of bourgeois values and high society, both of which he rose above through personality and style, illuminated the dandy's appeal to Depression-era audiences.’
      • ‘I had such low expectations that the film rose above my assumptions of banality.’
      • ‘Wilson remained essentially a southern Democrat, not rising above the prejudices of the day.’
      • ‘The depiction of rural life generally is crass and seldom rises above the level of caricature.’
      • ‘The relationship between Peters and his controller rarely rises above mutual contempt.’
      • ‘The author concludes that many economists of great stature from both the neoclassical and institutionalist schools were not able to rise above the leading prejudices of their day.’
      • ‘Elgar's Sea Pictures seldom rise above the fustian level of their poetic texts, and among the six Chausson items only two or three were memorable.’
      • ‘Yes, that's a lot of boilerplate sitcom zaniness, but the show frequently rises above the usual humdrum with sharp writing and great character work.’
      • ‘This was part of the most sickening aspect of Irish-American life in those days: the assumption that if you rose above an acceptable level of mediocrity, you were guilty of the sin of pride.’
      • ‘I concede that the score by the young and promising composer seldom rises above the serviceable.’
      overcome, get the better of, control, get control of, master, gain mastery over, get a grip on, deal with, cope with, surmount, rise above, get over
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  • 2Get up from lying, sitting, or kneeling.

    ‘she pushed back her chair and rose’
    • ‘Giving a deep sigh, she rose from the chair and walked into the sitting room.’
    • ‘We rose by degrees, in ones and twos, horror in every gaze.’
    • ‘Dave nodded, but seemed distracted by something else, for Christopher had risen from his meditation suddenly, and he was coming out.’
    • ‘She rose and moved to gather the bottle of whiskey from the stool near the door.’
    • ‘Greg noticed that Sam's father had risen from his seat and headed upstairs.’
    • ‘Clara relaxed and smiled at Adam who had risen from the table.’
    • ‘When no answer came, Beth rose from her chair and went to kneel beside his.’
    • ‘When Baker grabbed Daisy's necklace, John rose from his chair.’
    • ‘When she saw me, she rose from her chair and put her hand to her chest.’
    • ‘Brushing his hair back slowly she rose and walked from the room.’
    • ‘She paused and looked back as the two men rose and stood beside the table.’
    • ‘Giles rose and moved to sit on the edge of the coffee table.’
    • ‘He rose and stood impassively, gazing over her right shoulder.’
    • ‘The other four had risen from the table and joined her at the door.’
    • ‘Eugénie and Lise Anne have just risen from their dinner.’
    • ‘A leaf fell onto her hair as Alex rose slowly to his feet.’
    • ‘My brother sighed heavily and ran a hand through his hair before slowly rising from the floor.’
    • ‘She clapped her hands together as she rose from her chair.’
    • ‘Fussing with her hair, Gwendolyn rose from the couch and gave a wobbly curtsy.’
    • ‘He rose from the chair, leaving Miss King weeping.’
    stand up, get to one's feet, rise to one's feet, get up, jump up, leap up, spring up
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    1. 2.1 Get out of bed, especially in the morning.
      ‘I rose and got dressed’
      • ‘The next morning, Gil rose early, shaved quickly and rode away before the rest of the camp began to stir.’
      • ‘The next morning they will rise early and head into Stockholm.’
      • ‘The next morning, I rose at what I thought was an early hour, nearly 5 o'clock, but Meredith was already up.’
      • ‘The next day was Friday, and I rose at my usual early hour.’
      • ‘In the mornings they would rise early so they could ride rented bicycles on the boardwalk.’
      • ‘They rose early the next morning, and Rhia sensed that the soldiers seemed well-rested and eager to resume their journey.’
      • ‘Of course, alcohol was not in short supply and I suppose that may also have contributed to my inability to rise on Sunday morning.’
      • ‘Jane rises early the next morning, and on her way downstairs, comes upon Grace Poole sewing rings on the curtains in Mr. Rochester's room.’
      • ‘Lee rose at 0600, and pulled on a pair of sweats, and a T-shirt for his morning run on the beach.’
      • ‘She rose early one morning, determined to make it up to Emmy.’
      • ‘This morning Jean had risen before dawn, feeling refreshed.’
      • ‘The next morning, Jane rises early and surveys the long hallways of the house; everything is very stately and imposing, dark and heavy.’
      • ‘He rose early in the morning, most of the time about four, and was unable to return till around eleven at night.’
      • ‘Vanessa was strictly a night-owl; slow to rise in the morning and able to party all night.’
      • ‘The two sisters rose at the same hour, dressed in the same manner, and entered their sitting room at the same moment.’
      • ‘Saturday came around, and we were in Hyde Park early in the morning, rising earlier than the city's postmen and milkmen.’
      • ‘Driving back to Galway, the family can rise early on Sunday morning and take a boat trip to the Aran Islands.’
      • ‘Ted rose early the next morning and took a taxi to the Museo Nazionale, cool, echoey, empty of tourists despite the fact that it was summer.’
      • ‘I really was tired, and if I had to rise early the next morning, I wanted to be well rested.’
      • ‘I left early the next morning before anyone had risen.’
      get up, get out of bed, rouse oneself, stir, bestir oneself, be up and about
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    2. 2.2British (of a meeting or a session of a court) adjourn.
      ‘the judge's remark heralded the signal for the court to rise’
      • ‘Before the Dail and Seanad rose for the summer recess, Dempsey formulated a series of proposals for the reform of the Oireachtas.’
      • ‘The courts sit from 11 am to 1pm, then rise for lunch and sit again from 2pm to 4pm.’
      • ‘There was, therefore, considerable disappointment that when the Dail rose for the summer recess nothing had been done.’
      adjourn, recess, be suspended, suspend proceedings, pause, break off, take a break
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    3. 2.3 Be restored to life.
      ‘three days later he rose from the dead’
      • ‘An angel reported that Jesus had risen from the dead.’
      • ‘The Virgin has risen from her tomb, from which lilies and roses now blossom.’
      • ‘Can you tell me anything about this supposed folklore hero that's risen from the dead to lead them to independence?’
      • ‘He died on the cross and is said to have risen from the dead three days later.’
      • ‘The angel told the friends that Jesus had risen from the dead!’
      • ‘We were all startled by the transformation, as if a man had risen from the dead.’
      come back to life, be raised from the dead, come back from the dead, be resurrected, be restored to life, revive, be revived
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  • 3Cease to be submissive, obedient, or peaceful.

    ‘the activists urged militant factions to rise up’
    • ‘Some say, if that's the case, why don't they rise up and overthrow the government themselves?’
    • ‘Their father, who was determined to overthrow the queen, was influencing the eldest daughter, trying to get her to rise up against her mother.’
    • ‘She asks for everyone to rise up against this evil.’
    • ‘She paused momentarily as if she was going to add her opinion, but in the end, decided not to rise up against the authority of the principal.’
    • ‘The children eventually rise up against their tormentors.’
    • ‘And now 11 years later, that is where he remains to this very day, plotting to rise up and take the throne.’
    • ‘You can rise up and destroy the ones who took away what you love.’
    • ‘Once he is there, Eugene will announce himself to be a fraud, Napoleon will declare himself, and the people will rise up for their emperor.’
    • ‘Part of me would like to believe that things like this will strike a chord within us all, making us rise up and say ‘NO, we will not have it!’’
    • ‘Future generations will have to find some other way to rise up against their parents.’
    • ‘He proclaimed himself King, calling for Scotland to rise up to his banner and help him reclaim the old bloodline.’
    rebel, revolt, mutiny, riot, rise up, rise up in arms, take up arms, mount a rebellion, stage a rebellion, take to the streets
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    1. 3.1rise to Find the strength or ability to respond adequately to (a challenging situation)
      ‘many participants in the race had never sailed before, but they rose to the challenge’
      • ‘It paid off in spades, and I am grateful to them both for rising to such a huge challenge.’
      • ‘She rises to the formidable challenge of bringing together her three very different, marginalized figures for thoughtful comparisons and synthesis.’
      • ‘The men whose lives are celebrated in this enlightening book had their moment and rose to its challenge superbly.’
      • ‘Knowing that she was being baited, she couldn't help but rise to the challenge anyway.’
      • ‘However, American processors seem to be rising to the challenge.’
      • ‘Indeed, he seems to bring out their best, challenging them to rise to the high watermark he has set.’
      • ‘Can we rise to the challenge of cleaning up the world's oceans and protecting marine biodiversity?’
      • ‘Policy makers, business and even users will have to find ways to rise to a number of challenges.’
      • ‘Interestingly, other companies are also rising to the challenge.’
      • ‘He was impressed by how families rose to the challenge in different ways.’
      • ‘There have been times when we have been amazed when a student rose to meet a challenge.’
      • ‘The Victorians rose to this challenge with a characteristic determination that seems daunting to us today.’
      • ‘We are providing the opportunity to supply the fibre and they are rising to the challenge with detailed business plans.’
      • ‘They all deserve credit, however, for rising to the show's challenges.’
      • ‘Having said that, these kids are rising to the challenge.’
      • ‘It shouldn't work, but it does; Lynn rises to the challenge, fighting back without losing her cool, owning a song that doesn't even play to her strengths.’
      • ‘For my firm, rising to the challenge has required implementing procedures not necessary for smaller homes.’
      • ‘Here the artist rises to the challenge of equaling in visual terms the musicians' balance between skillful technique, extreme discipline and spontaneous emotional inflection.’
      • ‘I can imagine another future, though - one in which individual and collective responsibility rises to the challenge.’
      • ‘While the campaign is just beginning, some students are rising to the challenge.’
    2. 3.2rise to (of a person) react with annoyance or argument to (provocation)
      ‘he didn't rise to my teasing’
      react to, respond to, take
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  • 4(of a river) have its source.

    ‘the Euphrates rises in Turkey’
    • ‘The longest river in the country is the Medjerda, which rises in Algeria and flows through Tunisia to the sea.’
    • ‘The Mejerda River, which rises in Algeria, drains into the Gulf of Tunis.’
    originate, begin, start, emerge, appear
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    1. 4.1 (of a wind) start to blow or to blow more strongly.
      ‘the wind continued to rise’
      • ‘The wind had risen, the ropes cracking and straining even louder as the sails filled to capacity.’
      • ‘The wind was rising in the darkening sky, viciously whipping up the sea around the ship.’
      • ‘I will sleep, I think; for the sheets of shimmering water are growing dark and angry, and the wind is rising.’
      • ‘Over the ruins of the castle rose an unearthly wind, carrying with it an inhuman wail.’
      • ‘The winds began to rise around Elisa, making her clothes billow and tossing her hair back.’
      • ‘He moved his hand in front of him, a strong wind rising around him.’
      • ‘The wind had risen and was slowly dragging the boat along.’
      • ‘Niall swept his hands in front of them, and a strong wind immediately rose.’
      • ‘Tristan abruptly backs away, the wind rising and stinging his face.’
      • ‘He shook a tear from his eye as a wind began to rise and dust began to blow at a dangerous rate.’
      • ‘A strong voice rang out, easily audible even though the wind had risen momentarily.’
      • ‘Within time high winds rose roughening the waves to a height of up ten feet and more.’
      • ‘A cool wind was rising, causing the leaves to whisper against each other, their glossy darkness shimmering.’
      • ‘Richly embroidered silks surrounded the man, whipped about in the strong gusts of wind that seemed to rise from the canyon.’
  • 5(of land or a natural feature) incline upwards; become higher.

    ‘the moorlands rise and fall in gentle folds’
    • ‘Flat alluvial fields rise up from the river to meet undulating slopes and escarpments that have been in cultivation since the sixteenth century.’
    • ‘The land rises progressively toward the south.’
    • ‘The land rises gradually to the north and does not reach an altitude of more than 3,000 feet.’
    • ‘Siegendorf is a small village in Burgenland about forty miles south of Vienna where the great Hungarian plain rises up to meet the foothills of the Alps.’
    • ‘On the other side of the river the mountains rose steeply again, and the road vanished into the wood immediately on the other side.’
    • ‘In the Kurdish Country of the northeast, the land rises steeply into the Zagros Mountains.’
    • ‘The land rises abruptly to highland ridges with mountain summits as high as 3000 feet.’
    • ‘From the duns, the terrain rises steadily toward the main ranges of the Himalayas.’
    • ‘The curving paths and ramps conjure up images of a Tuscany landscape as they rise towards the visitors center.’
    • ‘From the edges of the valley, the land rises abruptly in steep high buttes.’
    • ‘To the north, the street gently rises up the slope; the southern one is a level and pedestrianized path.’
    • ‘The Coast Mountains rise steeply from the fjords and channels on the coast, and glaciers are found at higher elevations.’
    • ‘The very top roof of the main structure rose in a steep slope to be cut off into a flat, even, rectangular-shaped roof.’
    • ‘The land began to rise higher and higher, and I saw that in the very center, was a black spire.’
    • ‘The ground rises in hills on all sides, so that every spot is a sheltered nook.’
    • ‘Far into the distance behind her were hills, and in front of her was a lake with mountains rising behind it.’
    • ‘Some 1000m directly below me ran a river along the bottom of the valley and the mountains rose from there around me.’
    • ‘That afternoon the land began to rise again, and the Cæsar's Road began to show more ruts.’
    • ‘Up from Baikal's shore, mountains rise sharply for a vertical mile, towering high as the canyon rim above the Colorado River.’
    slope upwards, slant upwards, go uphill, incline, climb, get higher
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    1. 5.1 (of a structure or natural feature) be much taller than the surrounding landscape.
      ‘the cliff rose more than a hundred feet above us’
      • ‘In daily use for more than 300 years, the landmark rises from the churchyard in Allouville-Bellefosse.’
      • ‘At the center of the room was a raised platform, a tower like structure that rose about 20 feet into the air.’
      • ‘Before them, a great structure of green stone rose seamlessly from a basin of grass.’
      • ‘Steep cliffs rose on either side of the gorge, which was spanned by a suspension bridge.’
      • ‘The cliff walls rose several hundred feet above the floor of the pass.’
      • ‘Thirty grayish white pillars surrounding the building rose so high that I couldn't help but wonder if they'd used magic to set them up.’
      • ‘I realized that we were at a cliff that rose hundreds of feet high.’
      • ‘In the distance to one side, the dark forms of mountains rose upwards.’
      • ‘There were far fewer buildings on this side of the stream, save for a small courthouse-like building with a tall stone tower rising from its gables.’
      • ‘The battered masonry walls rise dramatically from the landscape.’
      • ‘The view is not of the standard Chicago skyline in which gleaming skyscrapers rise like the Emerald City from the glassy expanse of Lake Michigan.’
      • ‘On the left side there was a steep drop as the dam rose at least a few hundred feet up into the sky.’
      • ‘The film, in color, opens with a view from above of waves breaking on a beach; a distant mountain rises out of the mist.’
      • ‘The military structures of the base rose up all around them, shrouded in the green mists.’
      • ‘Barely a thousand feet high, it rose dramatically from the surrounding landscape.’
      • ‘The twin volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, each rise well over 13,600 feet on an island 80 miles wide.’
      loom, tower, soar, rise up, rear, rear up, stand high, reach high
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    2. 5.2 (of someone's hair) stand on end.
      ‘he felt the hairs rise on the back of his neck’
      • ‘His eyes narrowed and she felt hair rising on the back of her neck.’
      • ‘Every move he made looked so lethal and made the hair on her arms rise.’
      • ‘He pulls the covers from his body, stands, and feels the hair rising on his arms.’
      • ‘His claws extend involuntarily and the hair on his neck rises.’
      • ‘The sound of that name made hairs rise on the back of my neck.’
      • ‘Sandra felt her arm hairs rise slowly as her arms were covered with goose bumps.’
      • ‘The hairs on my arms rose as I looked up into his dark eyes.’
      • ‘Fear prickled at the nape of her neck as the hairs there rose.’
      • ‘A tingling sensation on the back of Jonathan's neck caused the hairs to rise in excitement.’
      • ‘Immediately, the boy stiffened, the hair on his arms rising.’
      • ‘I felt the hairs rise on the back of my neck as he hesitantly brought his arms to embrace my figure, supporting my body as he returned the kiss.’
      • ‘He was riding down a slope leading to the ranch when he felt the hairs on his neck rising and that old feeling of danger sweep through him like a cold winter breeze.’
      • ‘She felt all her hairs rising as she continued to stare at the static of the television and listen to its noise.’
      • ‘She heard something else that made the hairs on her arms rise: the sound of a laugh.’
      • ‘The lights dimmed and Chuck felt his hair rising.’
      • ‘Andrea's eyes met me once or twice, the hairs on her skin rising like porcupine needles.’
      • ‘You can feel the hairs rising at the back of your head.’
      • ‘I could feel the hairs rising on the back of my neck and the chills running down my spine.’
      • ‘I tried to ignore the hair rising on the back of my neck, and the prickling that ran down my spine.’
      • ‘I paused, the hair rising on the back of my neck and down my arms.’
    3. 5.3 (of a building) undergo construction from the foundations.
      ‘rows of two-storey houses are slowly rising’
      • ‘The triangular four-story building will rise on the site of a former strip club, another step in a major downtown renewal initiative.’
      • ‘Neat pastel houses rose amid Mediterranean landscaping, with a park, community center, and childcare complex.’
      • ‘Indeed, taxi drivers take tourists from airport to city centre via the riverside building site out of which the palatial new house is rising.’
      • ‘Trees started to become rarer and buildings kept rising.’
      • ‘After about 1900, though many rowhouses continued to rise, they were more likely to be in outlying sections of a city.’
    4. 5.4 (of dough) swell by the action of yeast.
      ‘leave the dough in a warm place to rise’
      • ‘It grew gradually like bread dough rising in a bowl on a radiator, until it filled her up and made her feel slightly sick with excitement.’
      • ‘The downstairs rooms were moderately clean by the time the dough had risen the second time.’
      • ‘Making the bread is a living process, similar to yoghurt, where the dough rises and develops with the yeast.’
      swell, expand, enlarge, puff up
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    5. 5.5 (of a bump, blister, or weal) appear as a swelling on the skin.
      ‘blisters rose on his burned hand’
      • ‘Suddenly, she felt goosebumps rise on her arms and she shivered.’
      • ‘Blisters rose across her arms, then broke open and peeled back under the heat of the October winds.’
      • ‘She had a bump rising on the back of her head, her neck was slightly bruised, and her ankle was a bit swollen, but other than that she was fine.’
      • ‘Goosebumps rose on her skin immediately and she stopped struggling almost all together because of the extreme cold.’
      • ‘The ache in her arm grew where the he had grabbed her before and she could already feel a bump rising and a bruise forming.’
      • ‘I pity your fingers, because I can already sense blisters rising.’
      • ‘My shoulders tensed instantaneously, terrified tremors running through me, goose bumps rising on my exposed flesh.’
      • ‘Goosebumps rose on my skin as I strode across the polished floor, toward the stairs.’
      • ‘While the sink was filling, she pulled on the nightdress and the jumper, noting the goosebumps rising on her skin.’
      • ‘The floor was very stony, and her feet, covered only in silken slippers, began to get sore and she could feel a blister began to rise.’
      • ‘A cool breeze made goosebumps rise on his arms, and he shivered.’
      • ‘She instantly turned around upon feeling goosebumps rising on her skin.’
      • ‘Goose bumps were rising on her skin, her breath shallow.’
      • ‘The weather outside chilled me, and goosebumps rose in a matter of seconds as the wind blew my hair all around.’
      • ‘I lay on the ground, panting and felt the bumps rising on my arm.’
      • ‘A blast of cold air greeted them and Olivia felt goosebumps rise on her arms.’
      • ‘Shaken by his proximity and the truth of his words, Daphne feels goosebumps rising on her skin.’
      • ‘He kissed her on the back of her neck and her breathing quickened as the goosebumps rose on her skin.’
      • ‘Reaching down I could feel a deep long gash running the length of my leg and I could already feel the bump rising steadily on my head.’
      • ‘She shuddered again, the goosebumps rising on her stomach.’
    6. 5.6 (of a person's stomach) become nauseated.
      ‘Fabio's stomach rose at the foul bedding’
      • ‘She swallowed hard as her gorge rose at the sight of the busted-up fighter and the stench of burnt flesh.’
      • ‘I screamed as the rollercoaster slid down the first dip, my stomach rising into my mouth.’
      • ‘However Amy had no time to ponder over this, for as soon as the doors closed, she felt her stomach suddenly rise as the elevator zoomed upwards.’
  • 6Increase in number, size, amount, or degree.

    ‘land prices had risen’
    • ‘The number of Protestant megachurches has risen from just 50 in 1980 to nearly 900 now.’
    • ‘The economy is booming, salaries are rising, companies are swelling to global size.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, health-care costs continued to rise, cutting into business profits.’
    • ‘As the amount of gold coins in circulation increases, prices rise - but only very, very slowly.’
    • ‘They reported that yields had risen from the normal 600 kilos per hectare to an average of 2500 kilos per hectare, a four times increase in yield.’
    • ‘Technology stocks rose strongly last week as investors continued to bet on a resurgence in the sector.’
    • ‘The number of buyout firms doing business in Tokyo has risen from a single local fund in 1997 to at least 69 local and international funds today.’
    • ‘League revenues have risen from $600 million to $2 billion in the past 10 years.’
    • ‘Since 2001, the cost of the provincial game has risen from €5.8 million to €11.2 million.’
    • ‘Yields of corn have risen from about 30 bushels per acre in 1940 to around 120 bushels per acre today.’
    • ‘As with all open-top cars, levels of physical discomfort - such as noise and wind buffeting - rise in relation to speed.’
    • ‘During the past 18 months, the cost of a barrel of oil has risen from less than $40 to more than $70.’
    • ‘This month the shares have risen from a lowly 8p to 19p.’
    • ‘But if costs continue to rise at this pace, he says he'll have to cut staff.’
    • ‘Indeed, as the dollar has dropped in recent weeks, both the stock and bond markets have risen strongly.’
    • ‘The average spend per child is continuing to rise year-on-year.’
    • ‘Unemployment has risen from 3.3 per cent in 2001 to an estimated 6.7 per cent in 2005.’
    • ‘Poverty continued to rise until 1995, when a modest decrease began.’
    • ‘Basic supply and demand analysis tells us that in any of these situations, the price of sugar will rise.’
    • ‘Factory output rose strongly in December and January, as companies continue to use a greater share of their production capacity.’
    go up, get higher, increase, grow, advance, soar, shoot up, surge, surge up, leap, jump, rocket, escalate, spiral
    improve, get better, advance, go up, get higher, soar, shoot up
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    1. 6.1 (of the sea, a river, or other body of water) increase in level, typically through tidal action or flooding.
      ‘the river level rose so high the work had to be abandoned’
      • ‘And yet, we have a whole bunch of people, serious, accomplished scientists, telling us that the seas will rise in some places while deserts will be created in others.’
      • ‘In July and August of that year, the monsoon waters rose in the Narmada and submerged villages.’
      • ‘Over the next two days, the level of the creek rises but the restored channel successfully contains the flow.’
      • ‘The water was rising fast and she didn't know if she would be able to find any high ground before she reached the town.’
      • ‘Pa, Al, and Uncle John measure how fast the water is rising.’
      • ‘Climatologists believe that sea levels are rising faster in Dublin bay than the readings from tidal records would suggest.’
      • ‘As the seas rose, new coral islands grew from the underlying shelf platform.’
      • ‘Last November, 400 villagers were at risk of drowning as the waters rose around them.’
      • ‘Slowly but surely, the water level is rising, and pathetic river and sea defences aren't going to do anything to stop more flooding.’
      • ‘I look at the water level, which has risen to only a few inches below the bridge.’
      • ‘As the river rises or recedes, water continually moves into or drains from the pools in the flood plains, flowing in channels or tributaries which connect to the banks of the river.’
      • ‘The sea is rising, the city is sinking, and the damage to its historic buildings, bridges and artworks is becoming increasingly apparent.’
      • ‘The water level had risen slightly, and it didn't look good.’
      • ‘It's warm, the spring tide is rising, we're going over a shoal.’
      • ‘This type of fishing method is also practiced throughout the year but increases in intensity when the river rises or recedes.’
      • ‘Over the course of the millennium, the sea level could rise by 20 feet.’
      • ‘Even a midsize or small river can overflow into streets if a storm causes the water level to rise quickly.’
      • ‘It is assumed that they must have journeyed overland, before the seas rose and created islands out of the land bridge.’
      • ‘Wiley figured the water level must have risen from all the rain they had received the day before.’
      • ‘If sea levels rise even a few inches, as is predicted, over the next century, salt water will inundate the freshwater marshes.’
    2. 6.2 (of a barometer or other measuring instrument) give a higher reading.
      • ‘At once, the thermostat on the tank's control systems immediately rose from 47 degrees Celsius to sixty.’
      • ‘Pumps move liquid nitrogen along heat sinks back and forth along the sides to cool it, but still the temperature gauges rise slightly.’
    3. 6.3 (of a sound) become louder or higher in pitch.
      ‘my voice rose an octave or two as I screamed’
      • ‘Her voice rose impressively through the octaves.’
      • ‘The filthy thug laughed giddily, his voice slowly rising in pitch until it became an ear-piercing shriek.’
      • ‘Magdalena's voice rose excitedly in pitch, but not in volume.’
      • ‘But then the charade falls down, and I tell Bryan the whole story, my voice rising in pitch as I get more and more upset.’
      • ‘Jeremiah's voice had risen to a strained pitch.’
      • ‘There was a long pause, and when it was over Mom's voice had risen up an octave or two, as though she were nervous or upset about something.’
      • ‘Felix was growing upset now, his voice rising in pitch and volume.’
      • ‘Arlan's voice had risen to an angry pitch, all of his frustration and pain pouring out.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, my voice had risen five octaves higher than I had expected it to and this just made him laugh harder.’
      • ‘My voice began to rise in pitch from apprehension.’
      • ‘James's voice rose in pitch as he thought about how much money he would be wallowing in.’
      • ‘She parroted his earlier words, her voice rising by an octave.’
      • ‘I objected, my voice rising in pitch of its own accord.’
      • ‘The familiar sound of a bus engine grows louder, rising in pitch, as it approaches, only to drift lazily away.’
      • ‘His voice was rising in volume and pitch; perhaps he hadn't finished his lifetime's crying just yet.’
      • ‘His voice rises in pitch as he says it, turning the last syllable of his question into something akin to a squeak.’
      • ‘Her voice rose steadily in pitch as she withdrew further, back now against a wall.’
      • ‘She yelled, her voice rising in pitch until she was screeching.’
      • ‘My voice has been steadily rising in pitch, despite my best efforts to control it.’
      get higher, grow, increase, become louder, swell, intensify
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    4. 6.4 (of an emotion) develop and become more intense.
      ‘he felt a tide of resentment rising in him’
      • ‘When Andrew entered my room, I could feel my temper rising quickly.’
      • ‘Again, the familiar panic rose, but I fought against it, keeping my smile in place.’
      • ‘That odd anger rose up in him again, because her rejection seemed wrong, unfair.’
      • ‘He didn't respond, and Helen felt panic rising in her chest.’
      • ‘She stood there with a triumphant smile on her face and anger rose in him.’
      • ‘Cornelius felt jealousy and anger rising within him.’
      • ‘She felt panic rising in her throat but tried to ignore it.’
      • ‘His hopes rose when he learned that some leaders had ‘gone to ground’.’
      • ‘I blinked a few times, embarrassment rising in my chest again.’
      • ‘Fear is rising in me, to a point where I can almost not bear it.’
      • ‘She felt panic rising in her, and she opened her eyes.’
      • ‘Full fledged panic rose through her and she let out a loud scream.’
      • ‘A slow panic rose in his chest, shortening his breaths as he thought this.’
      • ‘Cooper felt the anger and irritation rising up in him.’
      • ‘He spread his arms, excitement rising through him.’
      • ‘He felt his anger rising, but did what he was told.’
      • ‘An odd feeling rose up inside of me as I watched, and I wasn't sure I liked it.’
      • ‘Mike's eyes widened and he felt the anger rising in him.’
      • ‘My curiosity rising, I waited for a reaction, but there was none.’
      • ‘I felt anxiety rising inside of me as I knew what to anticipate.’
    5. 6.5 (of a person's mood) become more cheerful.
      ‘her spirits rose as they left the ugly city behind’
      • ‘I soon found my mood rising as my feelings for Denny began to fade.’
      • ‘His spirits instantly rose at the sound of Jessi's voice.’
      • ‘He'd been worried that the windows were double-glazed and more difficult to break but his spirits rose when he saw that they were ordinary glass.’
      • ‘She felt her heart rise a little as he winked back.’
      lift, improve, cheer up, grow buoyant, become hopeful, become optimistic, brighten, take a turn for the better
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    6. 6.6 (of the colour in a person's face) become deeper, especially as a result of embarrassment.
      ‘he was teasing her, and she could feel her colour rising’
      • ‘He bowed slightly, nervously biting his bottom lip, and Tanaki felt the colour rising in his face.’
      • ‘Louis felt the colour rising in his cheeks but there was nothing he could do to stop it.’
      • ‘Blue eyes blinked in shock, then the colour rose ever so slowly into her face.’
      • ‘She felt her colour rising again, but she was once more determined to get her own way.’
      • ‘He was highly amused when colour started to rise in Darius' cheek.’
      • ‘A soft red hue rose in his cheeks, making him look younger than he probably was.’
      • ‘The colour rose in her cheeks, reddening even her ears poking through her blonde hair.’
      • ‘She could feel the colour rising in her cheeks and her grip on the sheets tightened.’
      • ‘A red tint rose up in Kelly's cheeks as he referred to her as a child.’
      • ‘The color in Isabella's cheeks rose as she grew increasingly ashamed of her mother's behavior.’
  • 7risingApproaching (a specified age)

    ‘she was thirty-nine rising forty’


  • 1An upward movement; an instance of rising.

    ‘the bird has a display flight of steep flapping rises’
    • ‘The only movement coming from his body was a slow trickle of blood from his left temple and the rapid rise and fall of his lungs.’
    • ‘They were both almost completely motionless, save the rise and fall of their chests as they breathed.’
    • ‘Every bump, rise, and swell of the waves affects your watercraft.’
    • ‘As we got further out the waves got calmer, but for right now they were choppy and making the boat lurch from side to side, pitching with each rise and fall of a wave.’
    • ‘She began to concentrate on Carl's breathing, the slow rhythm of the rise and fall of his chest, the sound of the ocean tide in the distance.’
    • ‘Finally opening her eyes, she noted that, other than the shallow rise and fall of his chest, there was no movement coming from him.’
    • ‘Ian put the bag down and watched Justin lying there, nervously checking the rise and fall of his chest.’
    • ‘She mimicked the sound of his breath, making her chest rise and fall like his.’
    1. 1.1 An instance of social, commercial, or political advancement.
      ‘few models have had such a meteoric rise’
      • ‘But his meteoric rise in the drug world inevitably set him up for a fall.’
      • ‘It has been a rapid rise for the former revenue official from Raheny in north Dublin.’
      • ‘The meteoric rise of Jack Vettriano is nothing short of phenomenal.’
      • ‘After a meteoric rise comes the inevitable fall.’
      • ‘China's rise is all the more remarkable for its speed.’
      • ‘The decline of European Turkey was as steep as its rise.’
      • ‘In a sense, the rise of alternative movements is a response to the current weakness of the working class.’
      • ‘If anything its enormous decline has beaten its meteoric rise back in the halcyon days.’
      • ‘As she began her rise in the political world, the media began to take notice.’
      • ‘If he keeps being cast as such one-dimensional, charisma-free characters, his fall may be as quick as his meteoric rise.’
      • ‘Is it a challenge to stay level headed given you've had a meteoric rise in terms of your acting career?’
      • ‘You want tales from the Old South about slavery and empowerment, the rise of the civil-rights movement and the promise of integration?’
      • ‘Maria's single-minded rise through the company's ranks mirrors the renaissance of the German postwar economy.’
      • ‘The rapid rise of the republic challenges every new generation of historians to formulate new explanations.’
      • ‘The film does, indeed, force people to examine the events surrounding the rise and fall of Hitler.’
      • ‘It coincided with the rise of Thatcher and Reagan, and the loosening of capital restrictions world wide.’
      • ‘His rapid rise, it seemed, was continuing apace.’
      • ‘Both films are tragedies dealing with the rise and fall of a man within a sordid industry.’
      • ‘How do you explain the rise of indigenous movements in Bolivia and the rest of Latin America?’
      • ‘Unlike that of Bohemia in the 19th century, opera in Slovakia did not become identified with the rise of a national movement.’
      progress, climb, progression, advancement, promotion, elevation, aggrandizement
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    2. 1.2 An upward slope or hill.
      ‘I gained the crest of a rise and saw the plain stretched out before me’
      • ‘I nodded, then turned toward the rise and walked to the top.’
      • ‘Shrugging me off, he ordered me to go stand by the massive pine topping the largest of the graveyard's sloping rises.’
      • ‘Finally, she crested a rise and the town came into view.’
      • ‘He positioned the house on a hill looking across the valley to the verdant rise of Hog Mountain.’
      • ‘When they reached the crest of the rise, Karl gasped.’
      • ‘Down the path and over the rise of the last hill the army went, as if nothing had ever happened.’
      • ‘After climbing a steep rise for about twenty minutes the road crested, then began to slope downwards, taking a more westerly direction.’
      • ‘It was a land of scattered hills and rises.’
      • ‘In the ever darkening of approaching night he noticed very little in way of cover, and the mansion itself stood on a slight rise in the distance.’
      • ‘On Sunday morning, I see a woman ahead of me on the trail, just cresting a rise.’
      • ‘Looking down at the camp from a rise in the distance, the three of them immediately caught sight of Kefari and Ashwood.’
      • ‘The cart stood exposed at the crest of a long rise in the road.’
      • ‘She crested the rise and stood before the two men, flushed with the effort.’
      • ‘The hill was only a slight rise, leading to what looked to be a basin of land.’
      • ‘Melissa and Dave climb a small rise and step back onto the rutted dirt road.’
      • ‘Rilla takes Tess by the arm and leads her over the rise, then helps her down the hill and inside the little cabin.’
      • ‘Christy stared mutely out the window as the church's steeple loomed into view over the rise of the next hill.’
      • ‘As they came up over the rise, the large amount of brush they had hiding the trailer came into view.’
      • ‘Will squinted as the silhouette of what looked like a small cottage and barn came into view just over the rise of a green hill about a quarter mile away.’
      • ‘As Peter crested the rise, he threw his brother a quick salute.’
      slope, upward slope, incline, elevation, acclivity, rising ground, eminence, hillock, hill
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    3. 1.3 The vertical height of a step, arch, or incline.
    4. 1.4
      another term for riser (sense 2)
  • 2An increase in number, size, amount, or degree.

    ‘local people are worried by the rise in crime’
    • ‘Sales activity fell by 11 per cent in the quarter to August and surveyors noticed a rise in the amount of unsold property on the market.’
    • ‘The outcome was a consistent rise in prices across the tourism sector.’
    • ‘The Metropolitan police chief wants mobile phone companies to make it more difficult to swap SIM cards between handsets as a step to halt the rise in phone related muggings.’
    • ‘One part of the explanation is the oil price rises of 1973 and 1979.’
    • ‘Increasing use of email has already prompted a rise in the price of posting a letter.’
    • ‘The rise of central banks stabilized the banking system and smoothed the growth of the money supply.’
    • ‘The earnings of gold-mining companies should jump if the price of gold rises.’
    • ‘A further rise of 0.5 per cent is predicted in the latter part of the year.’
    • ‘Organic growth accounted for 29 per cent of the rise in sales.’
    • ‘Is the corporate spending increase enough to sustain the price rise?’
    • ‘It is no wonder then that over the past ten years, India has been one of the few countries to show a rise in share of world services exports.’
    • ‘The price rise - if successful - will be the sixth increase since December.’
    • ‘The continued demand from first-time buyers is likely to lead to price rises in that segment of the market.’
    • ‘The drop stems mainly from slower growth in wages and salaries, smaller increases in benefits, and a bigger rise in net interest payments.’
    • ‘Second, the company is a high energy user and the rise in energy prices over the past year is a potentially material negative for both margins and costs.’
    • ‘Others are not so happy about the rise in price this year, given that this sort of extremely young wine should really be dirt cheap.’
    • ‘With the rise in wage costs and prices, increased inflation led to lower competitiveness.’
    • ‘There was also a significant rise in the amount of private client activity among brokers.’
    • ‘Higher fuel prices can cause unwelcome rises in inflation, restrict economic growth and are unpopular with voters.’
    • ‘Businesses know U.S. consumers can shoulder a rise in energy prices and that domestic demand should keep increasing this year.’
    increase, hike, advance, growth, leap, upsurge, upswing, ascent, climb, jump, escalation, spiralling
    improvement, amelioration, advance, upturn, leap, jump
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    1. 2.1British An increase in salary or wages.
      ‘non-supervisory staff were given a 5 per cent rise’
      • ‘In terms of wages, 69 percent of exporters surveyed expect to pay a wage rise in the next 12 months.’
      • ‘But analysts say compromises on wage and pension rises are likely.’
      • ‘However, I waited until this April before jumping in, when my pay rise lessened the blow of starting to pay into a pension.’
      • ‘The huge salary rise took place after the government approved the Buckley report on salaries for executives of commercial semi-state companies.’
      • ‘This was Edward's advice to me, when I received a particularly miserable salary rise, scarcely a rise at all.’
      • ‘The incipient rebellion was quickly quashed, however, when journalists received email notification of the enormous salary rises which will accompany the deal.’
      • ‘The union is calling for a six per cent increase in the pay budget and for individual rises of at least 3.5 per cent.’
      • ‘Every time you get a pay rise, increase the standing order by an equivalent amount.’
      pay increase, salary increase, wage increase, hike, increment
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  • 3An increase in sound or pitch.

    ‘the rise and fall of his voice’
    • ‘The score anticipated Schoenberg's technique in Gurrelieder and Pierrot Lunaire, indicating the rises and falls of the voice with relative pitches.’
  • 4in singular A source or origin.

    ‘it was here that the brook had its rise’
    origin, place of origin
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  • get (or take) a rise out of

    • informal Provoke an angry or irritated response from (someone), especially by teasing.

      • ‘Even though he knew she was just trying to get a rise out of him, he took the bait like a hungry trout.’
      • ‘Can't you see he's just trying to get a rise out of you?’
      • ‘Ignore that kid, he only does it because he know he can get a rise out of you.’
      • ‘Obari raised an eyebrow, quite amused at getting a rise out of his childhood rival.’
      • ‘The fact that he got a rise out of Delia - the woman who, until recently, wouldn't criticise a bent banana, let alone another living being - is a measure of just how irritating he can be.’
      • ‘For a while they tried everything they could think of to get a rise out of him, to provoke a response.’
      • ‘She absolutely loved getting a rise out of the Nebraskan.’
      • ‘Are you aware that the waitress was trying to get a rise out of you?’
      • ‘Soon, she'll get sick of not getting a rise out of you and search for a new victim to hassle.’
      • ‘You know he just wants to get a rise out of you so don't let him.’
      annoy, make angry, anger, incense, enrage, send into a rage, irritate, infuriate, exasperate, exacerbate, madden, pique, nettle, get a rise out of, take a rise out of, bother, upset, agitate, vex, irk, gall, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, get on someone's nerves, ruffle, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hackles, make someone's blood boil, rub up the wrong way, put someone out
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  • on the rise

    • 1Becoming greater or more numerous; increasing.

      ‘prices were on the rise’
      • ‘Right-wing extremism in Europe has been on the rise since the 1980s.’
      • ‘From natural gas and propane to heating oil and gasoline, prices are on the rise.’
      • ‘Now it's milk and dairy prices that are on the rise.’
      • ‘The variety, frequency and complexity of attacks used against corporations are also on the rise.’
      • ‘I agree that this craze is on the rise, but it evoked a bigger issue for me.’
      • ‘While the keenest consumers continue to spend, personal bankruptcies are on the rise, and the number of people below the poverty line has increased by 11%.’
      • ‘Many experts also feel that illiteracy is on the rise in America.’
      • ‘Unemployment was on the rise and purchasing power had slumped.’
      • ‘There's no good count of such wine groups or their membership, but people in the industry believe these gatherings - akin to book clubs - are on the rise.’
      • ‘Writing about design across the design disciplines is on the rise, but graphic design writing is not keeping pace.’
      1. 1.1Becoming more successful.
        ‘young stars on the rise’
        • ‘With Lynn's star once again on the rise, she's the perfect candidate for DVD treatment.’
        • ‘The star of his young assistant was definitely on the rise.’
        • ‘He is a young tenor on the rise and he shines on these discs.’
        • ‘Padre Amaro is a young priest on the rise.’
        • ‘Katy, a young star on the rise, wandered into Nathan's life when they met on the set of the hit TV show.’
        • ‘Alice is an artist whose star is very much on the rise.’
        • ‘The picture begins in London, where Kaisa, a corporate lawyer on the rise, is in her apartment.’
        • ‘Katalyn and Greg were one of the best young teams on the rise.’
        • ‘The truth is that he was a much better actor than he is often given credit for, and his star was on the rise prior to World War II.’
        • ‘Morris's career was on the rise with her success in this latest film.’
  • rise and shine

    • informal usually in imperativeWake up and get out of bed promptly.

      • ‘Come on, Miss Hart, it's time to rise and shine!’
      • ‘‘Time to rise and shine,’ I said in my perkiest voice.’
      • ‘Time to rise and shine, so get up take a shower and breakfast will be ready when you are!’
      • ‘Ok you: time to rise and shine and face the future.’
      • ‘We were expected to rise and shine at 6.30 in the morning.’
      • ‘Quite simply, the dreams we have at night set the stage for our actions the following day, priming us. to either rise and shine and conquer the world, or crawl back under the covers and duck the challenges that lie ahead.’
      • ‘And in London last weekend, at least one household reverberated to a chorus of, ‘It's time for us to rise and shine and have a fun day!’’
      • ‘Tomorrow, rise and shine, because it's awards time.’
      • ‘Jessica stretched lazily while trying to convince her body that it was time to rise and shine.’
      • ‘But don't we all wish we were able to say that every day we rise and shine, full of vim and vigor, eager to get going with our tasks - after acing a full-fledged workout?’
      get up, get out of bed, rouse oneself, stir, bestir oneself, be up and about
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  • rise with the sun (or lark)

    • Get up early in the morning.

      ‘I rose with the sun to pick mushrooms’
      • ‘He had made it a habit long ago to rise with the sun every morning, and today was no exception.’
      • ‘Every morning, she rose with the sun, ate a breakfast of cereal and eggs, got dressed in the same old school uniform, styled her hair in the same way, and walked the quarter mile to her all-girls school.’
      • ‘And for those who hate to rise with the sun, there is a repeat telecast at 9.30 p.m.’
      • ‘Timothy, having grown up on a farm in the country, naturally rose with the sun.’
      • ‘Klara rose with the sun, staring out at its first rays over the streets, shadows drifting away.’
      • ‘Almost overnight, our society stopped rising with the sun and turning in not too long after sunset.’
      • ‘He looks like death, his usual appearance when he rises with the sun.’
      • ‘She picked up the phone to call her mother in Boston - she would be awake, her mother rose with the sun.’
      • ‘She slept on a common straw bed, and rose with the sun.’
      • ‘Once again, on Saturday morning I rose with the sun.’
  • someone's star is rising

    • Someone is becoming more successful or popular.

      ‘throughout the decade his star rose ever higher in Hollywood’
      • ‘He has stepped forward and shown that his star is rising fast.’
      • ‘The youthful trio's primitive, upbeat garage-rock caused a fuss at last year's Glastonbury after they won a competition to perform at the new bands tent, and now their star is rising sharply.’
      • ‘I would cite his reputation for fairness on matters as a key reason why his star is rising.’


Old English rīsan ‘make an attack’, ‘wake, get out of bed’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rijzen and German reisen.