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English definition of “rise to something”

rise to something

phrasal verb with rise    /rɑɪz/ verb (past tense rose  /roʊz/, past participle risen  /ˈrɪz·ən/)
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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