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1. to come up; to ascend. The water is rising up fast. You had better get to higher ground. As the water rose up, it covered the fields and streets.
2. to get up from lying down. The deer rose up and darted off into the woods. I rose up and brushed my clothing.
1. To assume a standing position after lying, sitting, or kneeling: The kindergartners rose up after naptime and resumed their activities.
2. To travel upward: The hot air balloon is rising up above the clouds.
3. To rise into view, especially from below the horizon: The campers were eating breakfast when they saw the sun rise up over the mountains.
4. To increase in pitch or volume; swell: In the final chorus, the altos rose up above the other voices.
5. To surge from an inner source; well up: Even though the situation seemed desperate, I felt hope rise up within me.
6. To stage a resistance or revolt; rebel: The migrant workers rose up against the unfair wages.