Definition of rise to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


rise to

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  1. 1to show that you are able to deal with an unexpected situation, problem, etc. Luckily, my mother rose to the occasion. He was determined to rise to the challenge.
  2. 2to react when somebody is deliberately trying to make you angry or get you interested in something I refuse to rise to that sort of comment. As soon as I mentioned money he rose to the bait.
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