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English definition of “rise above sth”

rise above sth

phrasal verb with rise     /raɪz/ verb [I] (past tense rose, past participle risen)
to succeed in not allowing something harmful or bad to affect or hurt youNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportantControlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
(Definition of rise above sth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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