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English definition of “rise to something”

rise to something

verb phrasal verb with rise  /rɑɪz/ ( past tense rose  /roʊz/, past participle risen  /ˈrɪz·ən/) us  
to react to a difficult situation by working hard to succeed: There were some other very good competitors, but Megan rose to the challenge and sang beautifully.
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