rebel against (someone or something)

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rebel against (someone or something)

To defy, resist, or revolt against someone or something. My brother rebelled against our parents a lot while he was in school, something I know he regrets now that he's an adult. A huge number of citizens have begun actively rebelling against the government's proposed legislation reforms.
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rebel against someone or something

to resist and revolt against someone or something. Barbara rebelled against the teachers at the school. Most young people have to rebel against authority for a while.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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She tried in a blind, hopeless way to do her duty, secretly rebelling against it all the while, for it seemed unjust that her few joys should be lessened, her burdens made heavier, and life get harder and harder as she toiled along.
The two MQM-P leaders appeared in court along with other party workers and are also charged with inciting hate and rebelling against the state apparatus.
He demanded that all those on strike should be arrested and cases lodged against them for violating service rules and rebelling against the state institutions.
Islamabad -- Rebelling against interior ministry orders regarding contractual appointments of 168 martyred police officers' children who were being promised permanent jobs by Prime Minister under especial package, Police department has sent file back to ministry.
The third defendant was found guilty of rebelling against the government, meeting with extremist groups, and participating in the terrorist attack that targeted Prince Mohammad bin Naif.
The Robster, 39, adds: "She's just a kid...who looks as though she's rebelling against her father and rebelling against the industry that put her in a Hannah Montana-shaped box.
"I will not abandon my activities even if I receive a death sentence," Qahtani told AFP a day after he appeared in court on charges of sowing sedition and rebelling against the authorities in the absolute monarchy.
Moscow, Rabi'II 19, 1433, Mar 12, 2012, SPA -- Russian army and secret police units on Monday killed eight suspected insurgents rebelling against Kremlin rule in the violent North Caucasus region, a statement from the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said.
"A number of the DJs have expressed concerns and are openly rebelling against the decision.
Comedian Judy Gold told a completely different yet strikingly similar story about rebelling against her mother's very observant Judaism only to return to it after her father died and after she started a family.
Athor has his motives for rebelling against the government," he said.
Expert teacher Mestre Sombra will travel to Bangor to launch the region's first school of the traditional Brazilian artform which was developed by Africans rebelling against their slavery in Brazil.
REV Stuart McQuarrie did his bit for sectarianism by branding The Fields Of Athenry as "vile, vicious and racist" because it "refers to rebelling against the Crown".
By rebelling against the recommendation of the Cabinet, they are sticking up two fingers to the people who have elected them to represent their views.
Britain's caravan enthusiasts are rebelling against their "socks and sandals" stereotype, a survey revealed yesterday.