rebel at (someone or something)

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rebel at (someone or something)

To defy, resist, or revolt against someone or something. My brother rebelled at 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 at the government's proposed legislation reforms.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

rebel at someone or something

to resist and defy someone or something. It is natural for teenagers to rebel at their parents. I feel as if I have to rebel at all these rules.
See also: rebel
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We went out to meet the rebels at Shahgunge early in July, and we beat them back for a time, but our powder gave out, and we had to fall back upon the city.
Police also said four civilians were wounded after their vehicle was fired upon by suspected rebels at 4 a.m.
A welcome ceremony was held for the former rebels at Camp Aguinaldo at about 8 a.m.
Syrian state media said the army had advanced in Minian, which was taken by rebels at the start of their campaign.
The same can't be said for Mort Sahl or Lenny Bruce, who were considered outsized rebels at the time.
Last week, five soldiers were also wounded in a land mine blast set off by NPA rebels at Mabini town in Compostela Valley province.
Police arrested four suspected NPA rebels at a road checkpoint in Kabankalan City, also on Thursday.
''Some 51 rebels were confirmed killed and the government lost four soldiers,'' the ministry said about casualties inflicted on the rebels at Damachaur in Salyan district, about 400 kilometers west of Kathmandu.
This week Sudan deployed thousands of Chadian rebels at Al Sayah in North Darfur.
Deuba told the Nepalese parliament that 55 Royal Nepalese Army soldiers were wiped out by rebels at an army barracks in the Achham district of mid-western Nepal.