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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This foe confounding Thy land, desiring to lay waste the whole world, rises against us; these lawless men are gathered together to overthrow Thy kingdom, to destroy Thy dear Jerusalem, Thy beloved Russia; to defile Thy temples, to overthrow Thine altars, and to desecrate our holy shrines.
'Then all I have to say is,' returns Podsnap, putting the thing away with his right arm, 'that my gorge rises against such a marriage-- that it offends and disgusts me--that it makes me sick--and that I desire to know no more about it.'
Creakle as he said this - 'when it rises against me, is not my flesh and blood.
Treasury's monitoring list for currency manipulation makes it more likely the Reserve Bank of India will give freer rein to the rupee when it rises against the dollar, analysts say.
The union organisation's job quality index, published ahead of the latest unemployment figures, tracks pay rises against the rising cost of living and the number of people who can't find enough hours in their current job - and shows the link between rising employment and increasing job quality has broken down.
More than half of its revenue comes in euros or currencies pegged to the euro, so when the dollar rises against the euro, H&M's costs rise.
In New York overnight, the dollar firmed somewhat against the yen, tracking its rises against most other major currencies as market players sought the U.S.
In plan the crater creates a triangular void that increases in size and eccentricity as it rises against the slanted perimeter walls.
White-blue in the cool morning air, the tallest peak in the world is luminnus, glinting as the sun rises against a clear sky.
prices, either because its home country prices stay the same and its exchange rate rises against the dollar or because the exchange rate stays the same and its home country prices rise more than those in the United States.
The vacuole contains oily chemicals, so it rises against the centrifugal force in the spinning protoplast and eventually is pinched off.
On Tuesday in New York, the dollar moved narrowly against the yen, with the upside of the Japanese currency becoming heavier on a sense of caution after its rapid rises against the dollar in recent sessions, dealers said.