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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