Definition of uprising noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʌpraɪzɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌpraɪzɪŋ//
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uprising (against something) a situation in which a group of people join together in order to fight against the people who are in power synonym rebellion, revolt an armed uprising against the government a popular uprising (= by the ordinary people of the country) to crush/suppress an uprising Wordfindercivil disobedience, demonstrate, hunger strike, march, occupy, placard, protest, riot, sabotage, uprising See related entries: ProtestExtra examples He was killed in the Soweto uprising. an uprising led by a rebel cleric the 1951 uprising against colonial rule the failed uprising of 1830 He led an armed uprising against the government. He used his troops to crush a popular uprising in the north. the 1956/Hungarian uprising
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