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English definition of “rise above sth”

rise above sth

phrasal verb with rise     /raɪz/ verb (rose, risen)
to not allow something bad to affect your behaviour or upset you: He rose above his pain / bad luck / difficulties .Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduringSelf-control and moderation
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