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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A projection of the cliff had been cunningly employed to be the fireplace; and the smoke rising against the face of the rock, and being not dissimilar in colour, readily escaped notice from below.
In that company I found a girl, in various circumstances of whose position there was a singular likeness to my own, and in whose character I was interested and pleased to see much of the rising against swollen patronage and selfishness, calling themselves kindness, protection, benevolence, and other fine names, which I have described as inherent in my nature.
The scuppers of the brig gurgled softly all together when the water rising against her sides subsided sleepily with a low wash, as if playing about an immovable rock.
Earlier, CWR joined the thousands of Filipino women in dancing, raging and rising against all forms of human rights violations in Rajah Sulayman Park, Manila for the seventh year of the One Billion Rising.
KARACHI -- We know that the value of the US dollar is rising against the Pakistani rupee.
dollar has also been rising against most other currencies while a 1%-plus tumble in oil prices today, which are building on the declines seen on Thursday and Friday last week, hasn't had much impact on the Canadian dollar thus far.
ANKARA, Sept 12 (KUNA) -- The Turkish lira continues rising against the USD on Wednesday, as the Turkish central bank's meeting on interest rates approaches.
The writer of the book, Rising Against All Odds, Tshegofatso Lekone often referred to as Oroba is truly an embodiment of courage.
The Rising Against Homelessness CD was launched on Friday in Dublin's Temple Bar with live performances from The Celtic Tenors, Mundy, August Wells and boyband HomeTown.
The news sent the dollar rising against most other higher-yielding currencies but falling against the yen, a safe-haven currency.
dollar traded around the 77 yen line Friday in New York, slightly rising against the Japanese yen amid growing vigilance against dollar-buying market intervention by Japan's monetary authorities.
A CEREMONY in Hungarian capital Budapest to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1956 rising against Soviet rule turned into a bloody riot in which 27 people were injured yesterday.
"We will focus efforts on teenage pregnancy on those areas where rates are rising against the overall downward trend, with improved social and relationships education," he said.
China, India, and much of the rest of Asia, to keep their currencies from rising against the dollar, must buy dollars continually, and since they then need a repository for their dollar holdings, they must also continually buy American securities, mostly Treasuries.
It promotes drinking, smoking and rising against the common enemy - work.