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arise

verb [I] uk   /əˈraɪz/ (arose, arisen) us  

arise verb [I] (HAPPEN)

C1 formal to happen: Should the opportunity arise, I'd love to go to China. Could you work on Saturday, should the need arise (= if it were to be necessary)? Are there any matters arising from (= caused by) the last meeting?

arise verb [I] (GET UP)

literary to get out of bed: We arose early on Christmas morning.
(Definition of arise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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