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rebel

noun [C] uk   /ˈreb.əl/ us  
B2 a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force, or a person who shows their disagreement with the ideas of people in authority or of society by behaving differently: The rebels took over the capital and set up a new government. He was a bit of a rebel when he was a teenager and dyed his hair pink.

rebel

verb [I] uk   /rɪˈbel/ (-ll-) us  
B2 to fight against the government or to refuse to obey rules, etc.: The people rebelled against the harsh new government. Jacob rebelled against his parents' plans for him and left school at the age of 16. to react against a feeling, action, plan, etc.: My poor sick stomach rebelled at the idea of any more food.
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