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uprising

noun [C] uk   /ˈʌpˌraɪ.zɪŋ/ (also rising) us  
an act of opposition, sometimes using violence, by many people in one area of a country against those who are in power: Following a determined resistance in the east, there was eventually a popular uprising in the capital.
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