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"revolt" in British English

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revoltverb

uk   /rɪˈvəʊlt/ /-ˈvɒlt/  us   /-ˈvoʊlt/
  • revolt verb (UNPLEASANT FEELING)

C2 [T] to make someone ​feelunpleasantlyshocked or disgusted: We were revolted by the ​dirt and ​mess in her ​house. It revolts me to ​know that the ​worldspends so much ​money on ​arms when millions are ​dying of ​hunger.
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revoltnoun [C or U]

uk   /rɪˈvəʊlt/ /-ˈvɒlt/  us   /-ˈvoʊlt/
(Definition of revolt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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revoltverb

 us   /rɪˈvoʊlt/
  • revolt verb (FIGHT)

[I] to take ​violentaction against ​authority, or to ​refuse to be ​controlled or ​ruled: Californians may be ​ready to revolt against ​broadcuts in ​governmentservices.
  • revolt verb (DISGUST)

[T] to make someone ​feeldisgusted: I was revolted by his cruelty.
(Definition of revolt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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