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revolt

verb uk   /rɪˈvəʊlt/ /-ˈvɒlt/ us    /-ˈvoʊlt/

revolt verb (PROTEST)

C2 [I] If a large number of people revolt, they refuse to be controlled or ruled, and take action against authority, often violent action: The people revolted against foreign rule and established their own government.

revolt verb (UNPLEASANT FEELING)

C2 [T] to make someone feel unpleasantly shocked or disgusted: We were revolted by the dirt and mess in her house. It revolts me to know that the world spends so much money on arms when millions are dying of hunger.
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revolt

noun [C or U] uk   /rɪˈvəʊlt/ /-ˈvɒlt/ us    /-ˈvoʊlt/
an attempt to get rid of a government by using violence: Troops were called in to crush/put down the revolt. The army is in revolt (against its commanders).
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