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English definition of “uprising”


noun [C]     /ˈʌpˌraɪ.zɪŋ/ (also rising)
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 .Taking action against people in power
(Definition of uprising noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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