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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Though I tell myself that half my life and half my happiness are wrapped up in you, and that in spite of the distance separating us our hearts are united by indissoluble bonds, my heart rebels against fate and in spite of the pleasures and distractions around me I cannot overcome a certain secret sorrow that has been in my heart ever since we parted.
Born in Malibay, which is now part of Pasay City, Marcelo earned the nicknames, Selang Bagsik (Ferocious Sela) and Henerala Sela (General Sela), when she led a group of Filipino rebels against the Spaniards.
Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves." Fr.
The Saudi Air Force intercepted a missile launched by the Iran-aligned rebels against the Saudi city Jazan at dawn on Wednesday.
BAHAWALPUR -- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif on Friday slammed the trend of 'disrespecting the vote' and said he rebels against such policies of the past 70 years.
With sharp humor and pointed prose, Marta Batalha's novel rebels against the patriarchal forces of her home country.
Mr McGuin seemed to praise how often the Tory MP for Colne Valley rebels against his own party.
Tess herself was born an Edinite, but when her mother dies she rebels against this inequality, joins a rebel group, and uncovers a government plot that tests her resolve and perceptions.
Aleppo city-based activist Nazeer al-Khatib meanwhile reported fighting in several neighborhoods, including Sukkari, Ansari, Bustan al-Qasr and Salaheddin, pitting rebels against ISIL.
NNA - AN-NAHAR: Two U.S state department officials in Beirut today Saudi Kingdom assures: No withdrawal or expulsion of deposits Berri: Salary scale procrastination not accepted anymore and solution before 21st of March session Geagea calls on "Hezbollah" to stop intervening in Syria ASSAFIR: Khatib rebels against "coalition" and Qatar interferes: "Transition Cabinet" leads to Syria's division AL-MUSTAQBAL: Hariri meets economic Committees delegation in Riyadh: Gulf States safe valve for Lebanon and its growth Saudi kingdom denies intention to target Lebanese or deposits withdrawal AL-AKHBAR: Hezbollah calls on sides to think of "1960" obstacles DAILY STAR: Riyadh renews commitment to Lebanon Fate of Lebanese kidnapped in Nigeria unknown Rebels launch surprise assault in Homs A.A.M
Summary: CAIRO - "Ahmed is the only man I want to live with, Ahmed is a rebel and I have rebelled against everyone who has tried to tie me down," says Amira, a young bride, who rebels against all the old traditions and her very strict mother."
Frattini was speaking at a meeting of Western and Arab countries aimed at backing the rebels against Muammar Gaddafi and preparing for a post-Gaddfi government.
Summary: BOGOTA, May 30, 2010, SPA -- Colombians voted on Sunday for a successor to President Alvaro Uribe in an election pitting a veteran government minister who waged war on leftist rebels against an eccentric former mayor vowing to battle corruption, Reuters reported.
So the younger generation rebels against us, just as we rebelled against our parents.
Father of the family who survived from the massacre along with his three- year old son, narrating criminal acts of the rebels against citizens such as kidnapping children and enforcing them to involve in fight against the army.