rise against (someone or something)

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rise against (someone or something)

To rebel or revolt against someone or something; to begin resisting or defying someone or something. After their pay was cut a third time, the employees rose against the management and began an organized strike. Citizens around the country have begun rising against the military's seizure of power.
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rise (up) against someone or something

to challenge someone or something; to rebel against someone or something. The citizens rose up against their elected officials. They rose up against the abusive power of the government.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Just at the time when Eustace had found his weary way back to health and strength; just at the time when we were united again and happy again--when a month or two more might make us father and mother, as well as husband and wife--that frightful record of suffering and sin had risen against us like an avenging spirit.
"No; and yet your father, a man accustomed to judicial accusations, ought to have known that all these deaths have not happened naturally; it is he who should have watched over you -- he should have occupied my place -- he should have emptied that glass -- he should have risen against the assassin.
he never did employ me; but ever since my arrival in America, my gorge has so risen against the word "master," that I cannot make up my mind to write it.
ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Saturday stated that the people of Sindh have risen against the corrupt provincial government.
He added that the dollar has recently risen against the euro by 0.34 percent in the recent exchange, as it was traded at USD 1.12 euros.
''So the yen should've risen against the dollar on the prospect of the revaluation.''
The dollar has also risen against the euro, 0.76 percent, the highest climb since nearly two years ago.